History & Experience

For more than 30 years, Kimmel & Associates has worked toward achieving perfection in executive search. As a result of our pursuit of excellence, diligence, and our commitment to service, 90 percent of our business is generated by repeat, satisfied clientele. Kimmel & Associates is a company built on a foundation of service, trust, and integrity.

Kimmel & Associates’ experience in executive search is unparalleled. Established in 1981, we have grown to become the largest specialty executive search firm in North America. We serve hundreds of client companies and have successfully completed more than 10,000 placements during the past 15 years alone. Our staff of 75-plus averages more than 10 years of individual tenure with Kimmel & Associates. Our highly skilled consultants focus not only on a specific segment of the industry, but also on a particular geographic region.

Joe Kimmel

Figure 1. Founder, Joe Kimmel.
Our Founder & Chairman, Joe Kimmel, has been in the recruiting industry for more than 30 years, and is still an active leader of our company.

At Kimmel & Associates, we believe that serving our clients and attempting to exceed client expectations on each search is a critical part of our pursuit of excellence. We understand the importance of recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating each candidate for our clients, and we only present candidates who meet the highest standards.

Through decades of practice, we have developed a unique method to recruiting, The Career-Directed Approach™. This approach allows us to better understand the aptitude, professional direction, and personal desires of a candidate. Through our deeper understanding of candidates, we are better able to predict their success with our clients. Over time, candidates look to Kimmel & Associates as trusted career advisors, and our clients look to us to help them access the most qualified, dependable and career-minded candidates.

Kimmel & Associates is committed to being the best executive search firm in the world. We were founded on the principle of serving. We believe that serving is the most important part of our lives, not just the most important part of our business. We are convinced that helping people and companies to prosper is our calling, and we are certain that helping companies attract the right people at the right time is how we can serve best.


Contact us today and discover how we can partner with your firm to find quality staff members to fill your most senior positions.
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