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Maya Khalaf

Director of Research

Maya leads Eastward's Research function, where she utilizes Eastward's proprietary data & analytics platform to provide human capital insights for clients. She specializes in market mapping and reporting, for which she mines data on market liquidity, compensation levels, changes in skillsets over time, location analysis, and diversity.

A graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, a women's college, Maya is passionate about the role recruitment plays in creating a diverse workforce. Her unique position as the owner of Eastward's Research function enables her analyze and draw conclusions from data on diversity across different skillsets, which she can then use to bring those candidates to market. 

Maya has 3 years of professional recruitment experience working with middle market advisory firms and larger financial services institutions, where she has completed engagements across Turnaround & Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, and Corporate Strategy.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou