The Knowledge Leaders team is composed of executive search experts with a passion for cross-pollinating talent across various industries. With this approach, we have successfully recruited the top minds to fill leadership roles in private equity, technology and education.  Learn more about our team below.

Todd Hand

Founder & Managing Partner

Todd Hand is an executive search veteran of 25+ years, and his mission to modernize executive search led to the founding of Knowledge Leaders. He has successfully selected and placed executives within the education, technology and private equity arenas since 1994. He is also an avid gardener, fledgling guitar player and a two-time Ironman finisher residing in Arizona.

April Sarraille

Executive Director

April Sarraille is a seasoned executive search specialist in the education space, working primarily with for-profit companies but also with not-for-profits and foundations. Her focus is on the customer from her client to candidate and colleague; she enjoys solving problems from multiple points of view. In addition to running her own searches, she oversees operations, search execution, and practice strategy. April lives in Whitefish, Montana, enjoying all things outdoors especially the flowers.

Alison Thompson

Senior Executive Recruiter

Alison Thompson leads searches at the board and C-level across all sectors of for-profit education. Alison’s ability to understand business issues, and company culture, coupled with her track record of finding exceptional talent, has earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients and candidates. Alison lives in San Francisco and is an enthusiastic, if not always successful, cook.

Peggy Williams

Senior Recruiter/Senior Researcher

Peggy Williams works closely with recruiters to find the most qualified and dynamic candidates for Knowledge Leaders’ clients. She has 20 years’ experience as an EdTech executive and brings her extensive network of education and technology leaders. Outside of her office in Albuquerque, Peggy dons an Aloha dress and produces fabulous events for those interested in rum and Tiki culture.

Amy Marti

Practice Manager

Amy Marti supports all aspects of the Knowledge Leaders search process, with a focus on candidate development, project management, search operations and logistics support. She is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with clients and candidates. In addition to being a consummate knowledge-seeker, Amy chairs a local School Leadership Team in Atlanta composed of parents, teachers and administrators tasked with overseeing school operations and developing the School Improvement Plan.

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