Kennedy Executive Search is a global network of locally owned Executive Search and Consulting boutique firms in Europe, The USA, Asia and Latin America. We conduct retained search assignments across the globe and offer a wide array of consulting services in our respective office destinations and regions. We know our local markets inside out and, thanks to our network of partners, offer a global perspective too.
This means we act local and think global – just like you.
We look for quality on both professional as well as personal levels in our partners. All the owners of the Kennedy partner firms have at least 10 years of experience in retained search under their respective market. We all adhere to the highest business ethics and professional standards. Clients can be assured that the Kennedy affiliation guarantees a superior approach, execution and experience to our clients and candidates as well as our stakeholders. With Kennedy Executive Search, you can expect the best in the business.
KENNEDY EXECUTIVE SEARCH LEADERSHIP
“During the very challenging 2020, Kennedy Executive Search was uniquely positioned to deliver value for our clients. As a network of interconnected boutique firms, our partner’s attention to detail and confidentiality in both the client and the candidate experience clearly set us apart. We saw an acceleration of senior talent upgrade projects in support of organizational transformations and experienced a sharp increase in the demand of consulting related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Therefore, in 2021, we will focus on reinforcing our network partners‘ capabilities with two new Practice Areas: Digital Transformation and Diversity and Equity Management.”
— PABLO PERELLA-BERDUN
PRESIDENT, KENNEDY EXECUTIVE SEARCH
“Kennedy Executive Search was established to provide the benefits of local market insight combined with global perspective for our clients and candidates. Time and again our partners have provided evidence of the quality in delivery and the operational agility of the Kennedy Executive setup, resulting in satisfied clients and confident candidates. Kennedy Executive Search is constantly on the move to improve practices, strengthen our delivery model to the highest standards, share insights with clients and candidates, and pursue new, ambitious objectives – all to ensure that we live up to the vast responsibility we hold for both clients and candidates.”
— FRANK KNUDSEN
VICE PRESIDENT, KENNEDY EXECUTIVE SEARCH
We are a global network of in(ter)dependent executive search boutiques and have partner offices in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia Pacific.
The owner of every Kennedy partner firm has been working in retained search for 10 years minimum in his or her respective market.
There are many black sheep in this industry and it is hard to get into the network: we reject more potential partners than we accept.
Only those who adhere to the highest business ethics and professional standards make it. The Kennedy affiliation guarantees these standards, a superior approach, execution and experience to our clients, candidates, stake- and shareholders. Watch out for the Kennedy quality seal and you know what you will get.
We want to be a progressive partner network delivering a contemporary client, candidate, stake- and shareholder experience. To realize this, we are committed to delivering fully transparent, high-quality executive search and consulting services to our clients and candidates by providing an experience that meets their expectations and makes them feel welcome, satisfied, respected and valued.
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has elected Veerle Van De Vijver as president and György Kobelrausch as vice president. Former president Pablo Perella-Berdun will remain active as vice president of special projects. In 2023, Kennedy’s legal entity will also transition from an EIG to a limited liability company, allowing the
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Dublin-based Vista Executive Search as its first partner in Ireland. Vista becomes the 15th partner firm for Kennedy, bringing the total number of offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia to 24. “Many of the world’s most successful companies have chosen Ireland
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Frank Schulz Human Capital Consulting in Tokyo as its newest member firm. This becomes the 14th partner firm for Kennedy, bringing the total number of offices in Europe, North America, Latin America and now Asia to 23. Frank Schulz Human Capital Consulting was
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Eric Pringle as practice leader for the industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the sector across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Pringle is the founder and managing partner of Integrated People Solutions /
(March 24, 2021) Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately-owned executive search boutiques, announces the appointment of Eric Pringle as Practice Leader for the Industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the rapidly changing sector across the Americas and Europe. Eric Pringle is
(March 2, 2021) Kennedy Executive Search is proud to welcome their first Belgian partner office. Tavernier & Van De Vijver, with offices in Ghent and Antwerp has joined the global network of privately-owned executive search firms. Tavernier & Van De Vijver is Kennedy’s 13th partner firm, bringing the total number of offices in Europe, North America,
(Feb. 11, 2021) The partners of Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately-owned executive search boutiques, have elected Pablo Perella-Berdun as their new President and Frank Knudsen as Vice President. The election is a consequence of the network’s Economic Interest Group (EIG) structure. In an EIG, all partners become equal stakeholders and together elect
PARIS, FRANCE, April 16, 2019 – Kennedy Executive Search, the global network of privately owned executive search boutiques, welcomes new partner Unterberger & Partner. The new partner firm has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, providing the network further access to the German speaking markets in Europe. With Unterberger & Partner joining, the network now has offices in Austria,
PARIS, FRANCE, June 5, 2018 – On June 12 and 13, Executive Search and HR specialists from all over Germany and beyond, come together in Bonn at the Future Conference to discuss the future of recruitment and retained search. The event is considered the top forum for the industry and will celebrate its 20th anniversary