At Kimmel, we know knowledge is power. Our professional executive recruiters and consultants are committed to exceeding your expectations. They concentrate on a specific segment of the industry as well as a particular geographic region. Their in-depth knowledge of each company and territory ensures you receive unparalleled service.

We do things the right way—with the same dedication, honesty, and attitude of service that has been the Kimmel standard for 34 years. Specializing in industries such as construction, logistics, and waste, we are the best executive search firm you'll ever meet. That kind of knowledge is pure power.

Headquarters

Nestled in the Heart of Asheville

15yr Average
Consultant
Tenure
Our Office

Kimmel & Associates is located in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Our office is a three-story Art Moderne commercial building, constructed in 1940. We have beautifully preserved and adapted it for our use. Kimmel is honored to be in this stunning historic area. We are happy to call North Carolina home.

Asheville, NC

Asheville takes pride in both its mountain heritage and its ability to welcome new traditions. The area is well-known for its eclectic mix of creative artisans and cutting-edge technologists. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville's fantastic fall foliage has always drawn people to this enchanted place. Come see the magic yourself!

15k Executive
Positions
Filled

Executives

Great Leadership is Key

Officers

Joe Kimmel
Joe Kimmel

Founder & Chairman

What started as a two-man operation in Louisiana in 1981, has since grown to become the largest specialty executive search firm in the country. Located in Asheville, NC, Kimmel & Associates continues to cherish the values exemplified by founder, Joe Kimmel.

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Charlie Kimmel
Charlie Kimmel

President & CEO

Charlie Kimmel has dedicated his 20-plus-year career to executive search at Kimmel & Associates. Charlie is an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina - Asheville. He officially began his career at Kimmel & Associates as a recruiter in 1990.

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Executive Vice Presidents

Jim Ashburn
Jim Ashburn

Executive Vice President

Jim Ashburn began his career at Kimmel in 1987. He is our highest-level senior consultant, and has been an Executive Vice President since 1997. Jim has also served as a senior leader of our Waste & Recycling division since 1999.

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Jim Coddington
Jim Coddington

Executive Vice President

Jim began his career at Kimmel in 1997 and has played an integral role in the success of our firm. He created a vast network of contacts and clients in the Northeast and has dedicated his career to serving this market.

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Deborah Eckart
Deborah Eckart

Executive Vice President

Debbie Eckart began her career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997, and has spent 15 years cultivating relationships with her clients in the commercial and industrial construction markets throughout the Southeast.

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Lynn Failing
Lynn Failing

Executive Vice President

Lynn began his career with Kimmel & Associates in our Waste Division in 1999. He started the Supply Chain & Logistics Division later that same year.

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David Goodrum
David Goodrum

Executive Vice President

David joined Kimmel & Associates in 1999. He is a talented professional who finds great satisfaction in solving problems and serving his client companies.

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Mark Jones
Mark Jones

Executive Vice President

Mark joined Kimmel in 2000 after spending 20 years in commercial insurance. He quickly became a driving force in the development of our Electrical & Mechanical Division.

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Timothy LaBruyere
Tim LaBruyere

Executive Vice President

Tim joined Kimmel in 1993 and has provided diligent service to leading companies in the commercial general construction market throughout his career.

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Alan Laibson
Alan Laibson

Executive Vice President

Alan joined Kimmel in 1997 and quickly began building relationships in the General Construction Division in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia markets.

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Alan MacNair
Alan MacNair

Executive Vice President

Alan MacNair began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1997. He has dedicated himself to the general construction market in North Carolina and surrounding states.

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Guy Ross
Guy Ross

Executive Vice President

Guy began his career at Kimmel in 1998 after working in the EAP industry. There he worked with company leaders to resolve employee job performance issues.

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Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

Executive Vice President

Paul began his career with Kimmel & Associates in 1987. He holds the distinction of being a high-level senior consultant in the company.

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34 Years in
business
650 Placements
per year
23k Phone hours
per year
908 Combined years
of experience
63k Contacts
per month