College To Career Success Leaders

Edgility Consulting is a nationwide search firm that offers an array of talent services to schools and social impact organizations. Hiring the right leaders is essential to social change, so we keep equity at the core of our work.

Did you know? Edgility’s executive recruitment function has been especially impactful in the area of college and career success. See below for a list of several recent senior-level Edgility-led placements and let us know how we can help your organization reach your talent goals.


Angie Puluse
Chief of Regions, College Track

College Track’s mission is to empower all students to develop the belief that they have the ability, and responsibility, to influence their own destiny.

Angie Peluse was passionate about joining College Track for two reasons. First, she loves working with multi-site educationally focused organizations that are thinking about scale and getting the opportunity to be close to the work with kids. Second, she knows how critical it is for young people to attain a college degree, and what it takes to get someone there, which includes: a combination of incredible academics; wrap-around services and supports; and a lot of love and dedication by those who support the students.


Wendy Poteat
Chief Executive Officer, Say Yes Guilford

Say Yes Guilford is a local nonprofit organization with ties to the national, New York-based, nonprofit Say Yes to Education. It offers scholarships to qualifying Guilford County Schools graduates and since 2018, the organization has been coordinating onsite support services for students in 12 Guilford County Schools.

Wendy Poteat most recently led The Forsyth Promise, an organization trying to rally the Forsyth County community and its various stakeholders to increase local students’ attainment of educational milestones. Those include childhood literacy, third-grade reading proficiency, eighth-grade math proficiency, high school graduation, and ACT test proficiency, college enrollment, and college graduation.


Mialisa Bonta
Chief Executive Officer, The Oakland Promise

The Oakland Promise is committed to ensuring every child in Oakland graduates high school with the expectations, resources, and skills to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice.

Mialisa Bonta is thrilled to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Oakland Promise. She brings with her over 20 years of education and youth development experience in the non-profit sector. Throughout her extensive career, she has successfully supported collective impact strategies and has been able to participate in the successful results that come from aligning organizations and community around a common cause.


William Cardenas
Director of the Summer Math and Science Honors Program, SMASH

SMASH is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by young underrepresented people of color in STEM and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

William leads SMASH as part of the Level Playing Field Institute, continuing its work to recruit competitive high school students for a four year summer enrichment experience on STEM subjects, simulating full immersion with college-level rigor. Participating also receive SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops, and mentoring support.