Kim Bishop is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 20 years of business leadership experience. Chairman of the Ward Howell USA Advisory Board and an active partner in the firm, Kim collaborates with Ward Howell partners on key talent projects and executive searches across practices.
She has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. Kim has deep knowledge of both emerging and seasoned talent and has made a wide range of placements across industries. Clients say her down-to-earth manner, reputation for identifying star talent and proven track record make her their go-to advisor for board director recruiting, key executive hiring projects, and strategic talent planning.
She is known by CEOs and Boards for presenting diverse slates of candidates that match the client’s specifications and corporate culture.
Kim has the advantage of having been on both sides of the recruiting process as a hiring executive and a search firm executive. Before entering the search industry, Kim was Executive Vice President at First Data Corporation, rising through the ranks from an entry-level call center position to become the youngest person to serve on the company’s Leadership Team overseeing its $2b card division and 8,000 employees. Her career transition to search began as Managing Director with Korn/Ferry International followed by Vice Chair of a national executive search firm. In 2009, she founded her own firm.