Rebecca Kennedy

Executive Recruiter/Consultant; Partner, Issacson, Miller

Rebecca Kennedy

Becca has more than 15 years of experience recruiting leaders in higher education and nonprofit organizations. She specializes in functional leadership positions including research administration, technology transfer and commercialization, compliance, privacy, finance, and academic administration. She particularly enjoys recruiting individuals into newly created positions, such as the president and CEO of the UCLA Technology Development Corporation, senior director of privacy at Stanford University, and assistant vice president of Title IX compliance at Northeastern University.

Clients appreciate Becca’s profound level of engagement and commitment to getting results. They also value her long history with search. She was a principal at Brill Neumann Associates prior to joining Isaacson, Miller in 2015. Her early work experience—as a teacher and counselor, and in administrative support—strengthens her understanding of the field of higher education.

Becca has attended and presented at the biannual American Council on Education National Women’s Leadership forums and is a regular attendee of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Higher Education Compliance Conference.


Education: BA in English, University of Massachusetts Amherst; MA in Education and School Counseling, Goddard College


Focus areas:

  • Finance; research administration; and academic administration
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Privacy and compliance