About Us

Based in the greater Washington DC area, Krauthamer & Associates, LLC (K&A) is a retained executive search firm dedicated to developing a broad understanding of, not only the technical skills required to be successful, but the industry knowledge essential for identifying appropriate candidates. We partner with clients to develop a comprehensive understanding of their business culture and the various factors facing their industry.

Filling Critical Roles
Founded in 1971 Krauthamer & Associate (K&A) is a retained executive search firm dedicated to building world class executive teams. K&A has completed over 5000 board and executive searches for a diverse client base across North America, Europe and Asia, with a heavy focus on four core practice areas – Aviation, Aerospace & Defense; Transportation; Private Equity; Financial & Professional Services.

Building Stronger Boards
Public, private, and family-owned companies rely on K&A for confidential, high-level engagements to address unique challenges associated with the organization of the Board and the recruitment of new Directors or Advisors. By understanding an organization’s strategy and culture, we’re able to assemble a team with the skills and experience that match the strategic direction of each organization.

Identifying Talent for the Future
K&A has developed several long term programmatic relationships with clients. These strategic partnerships were put in place to identify a proprietary pipeline of external candidates in order to maintain a steady flow of the most sought after individuals versus reactionary recruiting. Working closely with the client, gaps in human capital needs are identified that are consistent impediments to achieving short and long term goals. These partnerships allow K&A and our clients to monitor the careers of very key individuals that would be immediately impactful to helping our clients achieve their strategic initiatives.

Access to Our Relationships
With nearly 50 years of recruiting experience and a network that spans virtually every industry, K&A is uniquely positioned to serve as a strategic advisor to our clients, offering a complimentary expansion of our human capital solutions. We support investors, Private Equity firms, and other clients by tapping into our network in order to assist with due diligence and other pre- and post-deal intelligence.

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Solutions And Expertise

What Sets Us Apart
K&A has been committed to providing a high-touch client centric search solution since our founding in 1971. With partners leading each engagement, our clients have relied on us to solve some of their most pressing human capital challenges. We take great pride in the longevity of our relationships and our 50 years of service.

Since 1971, K&A has successfully completed more than 5,000 engagements across a broad range of industries in both the public and private sectors. We welcome the opportunity, through our time-tested recruitment process, to locate the individual whose presence, experience and desire adds value to the client organization. In each search, we seek the top one percent of all potential candidates. On a typical search, we will contact between 50 and 200 firms and speak with hundreds of individuals.


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News Briefings

Unemployment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations

In an unexpectedly weak employment report, employment rose by just 266,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had predicted job gains of nearly a million during the month. The setback is all the more surprising because today’s

Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CEO for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted executive search firms to help them find senior talent. After a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Krauthamer & Associates recently placed India Birdsong as general manager and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. She will succeed Joseph A. Calabrese, who stepped down from