Selecting the Right Search Firm

2015-06-04 16.03.19

You have an urgent hiring need….a key leader has just left….

What to do?

The right search firm is out there for your company, university or not for profit organization. Here are a few tips:

1) Speak with search firms who have a solid record of success. Knowing how to conduct a successful search is more about understanding the vagaries of the search process and less about being a content expert in a specific industry.
2) The style of the search consultant should match closely with how you like to get things done. You can gain insight about the search consultant’s style by simply asking questions about the level of preparation that should take place before launching the search, then, how quickly he or she will be able to present candidates, provide progress reports or simply, call to review your feedback about the quality of candidates presented for review.
3) What are the search firm’s  references or online reviewers indicating about the quality of the search firm. Are clients and candidates pleased, or not and why?

We have been at this business for over 20 years and what we have found it is that the best results are produced when there is a clear match of client expectations with how we deliver project results.   To learn more about how we do what we do here at KULPER & COMPANY, please visit our website.

We will be glad to offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your critically important hiring need; please reply to us at and we respond very quickly.

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Keith D. Kulper

Founder & President

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.