About Us

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting is a Partner network of retained search boutique firms and covers 360 degrees of talent management: Executive search identifies, attracts and assesses the right talent. A wide array of consulting services develops people and organizations.

Currently present in Europe, Africa, North America and APAC with offices in:


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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.

Solutions And Expertise

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.

  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Onboarding
  • Outplacement
  • Succession Planning
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm TH Bender as its 15th member partner firm. The network now has offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Monaco, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Vienna and Washington, D.C. TH Bender focuses on the executive

Kennedy Executive Search Names Marketing Director

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has appointed Louise Royer as marketing director. She will be responsible for building and executing marketing strategies to support the growth of the network. She will also be in charge of brand development strategies. Ms. Royer will assume her responsibilities immediately. “I’m very pleased

Kennedy Executive Search Appoints Managing Director EMEA
Kennedy ES Carl Lens Managing Director EMEA

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Carl Lens as managing director EMEA. Mr. Lens is co-founder and owner of Kennedy’s Dutch partner office Lens, Executive Search based in Amsterdam. Before founding his firm, he was global head of healthcare for London-based recruitment firm Nicholson. Prior to his

Kennedy Executive Search Expands Into South Africa
Kennedy Executive Search South Africa Evolve Executive Search

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has expanded into South Africa with the addition of Evolve Executive Search in Johannesburg. This becomes Kennedy’s first African partner for the network. Evolve was founded in 2011 and is headed by Adam Ginster. The firm executes high-end search assignments throughout South Africa and more

Press Releases

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting Main Sponsor Of BDU’s “The Future Of Recruitment” Conference

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

Kennedy Executive Expands Its Global Reach To APAC Region With JRS International Search Partners In Sydney

PARIS, FRANCE, December 20, 2017 – It’s been a very good year for Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting. The network of independent, owner-managed executive search firms in Europe and North America recently announced partners joining in Oslo and Vienna, and is now happy to add Sydney as partner destination to the list. With JRS International Search

Kennedy Executive further strengthens its presence in Northern Europe with HA Consulting in Oslo

PARIS, September 15, 2017 — Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent, owner managed executive search firms in Europe and North America, has partnered with Human Assets Consulting Group AS in Oslo, Norway to strengthen its presence in Northern Europe. With HA Consulting joining the network, Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting is present on

Kennedy Executive Search Nominates Wayne Redovian from Integrated People Solutions/ Kennedy Denver Practice Leader Technology

PARIS, March 24, 2017 — With immediate effect, Wayne Redovian acts as Practice Leader Technology at Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, coaching and guiding Kennedy’s executive search operations of IT leadership roles across North America and Europe. Wayne Redovian states: “Technology drives continuous creativity, improvement and evolution, reducing the cost and time for a product, service or idea

Kennedy Executive Search Services Strengthens its Presence in Central Eastern Europe

PARIS, January 24, 2017 — With immediate effect, Kennedy Executive Search partners with Ikelosz Kft. a boutique executive search firm in Budapest founded in 2010 by György “George” Kobelrausch. Mr. Kobelrausch states: “We are very happy and proud to join Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting this year. For us to be part of a top level Executive

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