Kimberly Archer

Managing Director/Area/Country Manager/Global Sector Leader

Kimberly Archer leads the Washington, DC, office and is the co-leader of the firm’s global Nonprofit Sector. She works closely with clients to recruit C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession in the private and nonprofit sectors. Kimberly specializes in external affairs recruitment, including fundraising and development, corporate communications and marketing, advocacy and policy.




Kimberly has more than 12 years of international search experience with Russell Reynolds Associates. Prior to executive search, Kimberly worked as a Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Development, cultivating and negotiating corporate alliances in support of programs at one of the nation’s largest public health foundations focused on tobacco prevention and cessation. Before that, Kimberly worked in marketing and communications for Avon Products, Inc., with responsibility for the company’s flagship and first retail venture in New York City. Earlier in her career, she held positions in public relations with Federated Department Stores – Bloomingdale’s, serving as Manager of National Promotions and Special Events.



Kimberly attended Hofstra University, where she earned her BA in psychology. She has also completed the Executive Education Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Kimberly serves on the board of Darkness to Light, a national child advocacy organization, and chairs the Washington, DC, regional board for the One Love Foundation. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Hofstra University Women’s Advisory Committee.