Bill Kelly


Bill Kelly is the founder and President of Kelly & Company, a retained executive search firm established in 1996. Headquartered in New York City, Kelly & Company is a leading provider of retained executive search services within Human Resources, with a focus on Retirement Services and Health & Benefits.

Having spent his formative years in the retained search business, Bill recognized that his clients required a greater level of attention than the large search firm model could offer. He created an alternative type of firm– a firm that performs a limited number of searches and focuses on a select group of client companies. In this way, he could provide better service to his clients and fill searches more expeditiously.

Bill’s clients include:
-Financial Services companies in the Retirement Services business
-Employee Benefits Consulting & Administration firms
-Technology firms
-Insurance companies
-Fortune 500 companies in their Employee Benefits departments

Bill is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events and has been quoted extensively in publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Consultants News, Consulting Magazine, Human Resource Management News, Executive Recruiter News, and Hunt-Scanlon’s Recruiting Industry Newswire.

Bill attended Siena College in Loudonville, New York and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR People + Strategy (previously Human Resource Planning Society), International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) and WorldatWork.

  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Technology