As one of the country’s reigning experts on diversity, Kenneth Roldan joined WB&B Executive Search in April 1998 as a General Counsel and Managing Partner. With a BS from Cornell University and a law degree, Ken was appointed to the Civil Rights Bureau of The New York State Attorney General’s Office where he was instrumental driving workplace diversity.
Ken is the first Hispanic CEO of a national executive search firm. He has partnered with leading organizations in creating formal strategies to court and recruit talented minority professionals into the company. With a passion in diversity management recruitment for over a decade, Ken’s unique strategies in global diversity staffing, succession planning and retention have made a difference in the ethnic, gender and cultural diversity in America’s corporations, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
Considered an expert in minority recruitment, Ken has been interviewed by ABC News, CNN, BusinessWeek, CBS News, Crain’s, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Tavis Smiley, Black Enterprise and Hispanic Magazine. Ken has expanded his audience by writing a book, “Minority Rules: Turn Your Ethnicity Into a Competitive Edge”, published by Harper Collins in fall 2006. “Minority Rules” provides a strategic career roadmap for professionals seeking to move up the corporate ladder.
Ken has served on the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He is currently a Board Advisor for Veterans Across America, a 501(c)(3) veteran advocacy organization which enhances the economic well-being of veterans and their family caregivers.