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Crystal Stephens


Seasoned recruiter and business executive Crystal Stephens is passionate about her clients and helping them reach their goals. She knows that finding the right leader means the difference between success and mediocrity. Crystal has led mission-critical searches for clients such as Year Up, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Communities in Schools and the Anti-Defamation League.

Crystal excels in understanding the unique aspects of her clients and takes their mission into the market to attract leaders who otherwise might not be interested. She has a track record of recruiting civic-minded business leaders into nonprofit roles and an impressive track record of repeat assignments with national clients. With each well-executed search, Crystal knows we affect not just the client served, but the community.

Crystal joined BoardWalk in 2012 after extensive experience working with top-tier organizations in sales, marketing and recruiting. She spent the majority of her corporate career with IBM in senior sales and marketing positions which included leading an emerging channel of 1,000 inside sales and e-commerce teams, as a Director of, and subsequently as a Vice President, leading a national sales and client coverage team.

As Executive Vice President at, she managed a global sales team. She has received several leadership and sales awards throughout her career. Crystal moved into executive recruiting with Russell Reynolds Associates, where she led an expansive search portfolio in the technology sector.