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Kimmel & Associates

43 Years in Business
10k Contacts Per Week
650 Executive Placements a Year
23k Phone Hours Per Year
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Who We Are

Kimmel & Associates was formed in 1981 with the goal of providing service-oriented executive search to a group of specialized industries. Since then, we have become the largest industry-specific executive search firm in North America. For more than 40 years, we have been committed to exceeding expectations and providing unparalleled service through dedication, honesty, and stewardship—it’s the Kimmel Standard.

Here are the industries we serve:

Construction Renewable & Sustainable Infrastructure Supply Chain Waste & Recycling

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.

Kimmel & Associates Amazing View of Asheville, NC
Kimmel & Associates founder Joe Kimmel

Our History

What originally began in 1981 as a two-man operation in Louisiana has since grown to become the largest specialty executive search firm in the country. Joe Kimmel and Rick Hornberger founded what later came to be called Kimmel & Associates on three core values: trust, integrity, and service.

Our CEO-President of the last twelve years , Charlie Kimmel, continues the tradition leading Kimmel & Associates with a focus on setting and enabling the highest levels of professional standards and client service — all with the aim of delivering outstanding results for his clients.

Kimmel Professionals

Joe Kimmel

Founder / Chairman Emeritus

Charlie Kimmel

President / Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Kimmel

Chief Operating Officer

Sean Kerschen

Chief Financial Officer

Josh Calloway

Chief Technology Officer

Elizabeth Strahan

Executive Vice President of Quality & Administration

Mark Jones

Executive Vice President / National Sales Manager

Dyel Sigmon

Head of Sales Operations, Sales Enablement and Training

Jim Ashburn

Executive Vice President

Jeremy Carver

Executive Vice President

Jim Coddington

Executive Vice President

David Goodrum

Executive Vice President

Tim LaBruyere

Executive Vice President

Meredith Love

Executive Vice President

Guy Ross

Executive Vice President

Jerry Wilkins

Executive Vice President

Justin Wilkins

Executive Vice President

Bill Wolfe

Executive Vice President

Jamie Ashburn

Vice President

Billy Doubraski

Vice President

Broc Fountain

Vice President

Zack Jaynes

Vice President

Michael Murphy

Vice President

Jonathan Myers

Vice President

Ben Schlaefer

Vice President

Mark Sevier

Vice President

Michael Thurman

Vice President

Chris Grieser

Director of Supply Chain Recruiting

Linda Heamon

Senior Search Consultant

Kirk Adcock

Market Leader

Jay Dubac

Market Leader

Todd Eaton

Market Leader

Mike Frosaker

Market Leader

Russ Girgenti

Market Leader

Matt Hedden

Market Leader

Alan Howse

Market Leader

Korre Humes

Market Leader

Mike Jones

Market Leader

Colby McCoy

Market Leader

Kristen Ripmaster

Market Leader

Kelby Shope

Market Leader

Wes Snoddy

Market Leader

Bo Stevenson

Market Leader

David Williams

Market Leader

Dema Badr


Michael Dempsey


Jordan Greer


Max Gunther


Ryan Hennessee


Tani Masha


Sam Morgan


Vijay Shastri


Todd Chandler

Recruiting Manager

Daniel Manning


Quillan Manning


Zach Coddington

Education & Training Manager

Matt Cole

Human Resources Manager

Aaron Dahlstrom

Head of Digital Strategy

Brooke Savage

Marketing Director

Caroline Hartmann

Marketing Support Specialist

Adele Alsup

Administrative Assistant

Lauren Bradley

Administrative Assistant

Aimee Kling

Administrative Assistant/Content Specialist

Joanne Nikolski

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa Ross

Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Sullins

Senior Administrative Assistant

Alissa Wiley

Software Engineer

Danny Moore

IT Services Engineer

Steven Allen

Building Maintenance

Stephen Kimmel

Fitness Consigliere

Pete Jorgensen


Kimmel Vision


We continue to build relationships with potential candidates and client companies. Relationships are based on trust. We earn that trust by being totally honest in all our dealings.


We are dedicated to achieving excellence in the recruiting process. We employ only the best recruiters and they give 100% in every way.


We strive to do the right thing at all times and expect you to hold us accountable. We believe in the adage, "Success will come and go, but integrity is forever."


We are committed to being the best executive search firm in the world. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. We're only happy, if you are!


We believe that recruiting is more than just a job. It is a service, a sacred responsibility. Service to others is at the heart of our business. We are honored to serve you.

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