Kathleen Murphy

Managing Director

Kathleen Murphy’s executive search, recruitment and leadership coaching career spans more than 25 years with leading professional service organizations and Fortune 500 corporations. Her charter at TalentRISE is to deepen our expertise, relationships and market penetration in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Prior to joining TalentRISE Murphy was Director of Executive Recruiting at Huron Consulting Group, a leading business consulting firm serving the healthcare, life sciences, higher education and other commercial markets. Before that, Murphy served as Vice President and Executive Coach at Kensington International, an executive search, coaching and global outplacement firm. Previously, during two stretches at Cardinal Health, Kathleen served as Recruiting Consultant for the firm’s $6 billion medical device and products division, and as Manager of Staffing and Recruiting for its medical distribution and ambulatory service group domestically. Earlier in her career, Murphy held recruiting and business development roles at Hollister, Aon Hewitt and Spencer Stuart. An International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach, Kathleen Murphy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN and has taken classes towards her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL. A former Board Member of the Career Resources Center in Lake Forest, she is an active volunteer with Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity.