Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Kaye/Bassman Stewart Currie Cynthia Salinas Managing Partners

February 20, 2018 – Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice.

Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S.

He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential construction and real estate development industries. Previously, he founded Currie & Co. Executive Search.

Jeff Wittenberg, managing director of Kaye/Bassman said the promotion was well earned. “Stewart’s 25-plus years of experience in the executive search industry along with knowledge of the construction and real estate sector and long-term relationships within have helped us significantly expand our client and candidate base with commercial general contractors, commercial real estate development firms, corporate end-users and capital market firms.”

Ms. Salinas transitioned into the construction and real estate practice in 2014 and was responsible for candidate development primarily in the western U.S. Before joining the firm, she was a master at arms for the United States Navy.

“Cynthia’s enthusiasm for our business, strong connectivity with candidates and unparalleled work ethic made her an integral part of one of our most successful teams within the practice,” said Mr. Wittenberg. “Her work now includes managing key client relationships, search execution and mentoring our younger staff. I could not be prouder of her.”

Kaye/Bassman, founded in 1981, is a global search and recruitment solutions firm. It offers expertise in a number of industries, including construction and real estate, banking, insurance, private wealth management, healthcare, energy, security, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and medical device. During the last two decades, Kaye/Bassman has conducted nearly 5,000 mid- to senior-level searches.

Ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media as the 10th largest search firm in the Americas, Kaye/Bassman employs more than 130 consultants in the U.S. and earns annual revenues of more than $44 million.


Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Here’s a look at a few recent promotions at executive search firms from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and DallasBoth have been with the company for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the executive search industry.

OverNorth promoted Renato T. Amador to partner. He is based jointly out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters and Washington, D.C. satellite location. Mr. Amador’s expertise revolves around recruiting transformational analytics, technology and human resources executives.

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she is responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. During her tenure, Ms. Lada has closed more than 100 C-level searches.

In July, Witt/Kieffer announced 10 promotions in its expanding search practices. Werner Boel, based in Atlanta, is now senior partner and leader of the firm’s legal services practice. Melissa Fincher, based in Columbus, OH, is now a senior associate in the firm’s education practice.

Executive search firm Lucas Group has promoted two key players to bolster its ranks. Justin Martinez was named managing partner and leader of the firm’s Chicago-based information technology practice and Aaron Silbert was tapped as branch practice manager to spearhead its HR business in New York City.

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE promoted Allicia Hahn to partner. She joined the firm two years ago as managing director to build client relationships by delivering tailored recruitment solutions to the human resources, marketing, supply chain manufacturing and information technology sectors. She also has assumed a leadership role for the firm’s operational excellence initiative.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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