Anna McCormick Kelch


Anna is an accomplished search consultant with over 20 years of experience and a reputation for recruiting hard to find talent for clients in digital media, information services, SaaS, AI, machine learning, robotics and data & analytics. She is strategic, unbiased, and personally invested in every search focused on delivering best-in-class talent. Clients and candidates value Anna’s counsel and view her as a trusted advisor versus a search vendor.

Prior to search, Anna served in sales, marketing and management roles in publishing, new media, and educational technology with companies including Meredith Corporation, Bertelsmann’s Gruner & Jahr, and Whittle Communications. She is a veteran in the search world, yet remains committed to finding new ways to make search better, faster, and more fulfilling for both clients and candidates.

Anna holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is a strong advocate of the arts having long served on the Board of Directors at Steppenwolf Theater Company before focusing her attention on arts education for Chicago’s most deserving and underserved students as a board director for Urban Gateways.