National Practice Leader
As National Practice Leader with Starbridge Group, Kathleen works with consulting and performance improvement companies around the world to recruit and hire executive talent to convert their business goals into reality. Kathleen has remained a leader in the executive search industry for the last 20 years of her recruiting career, and was selected in 1995 for membership in the Pinnacle Society, a recruiting industry honor society recognizing 75 of the top executive recruiters worldwide. Kathleen is honored to serve as President of this prestigious organization.
Kathleen still works a $1m+ perm desk and leads search teams that help clients make single hires as well as fulfill national staffing initiatives. Kathleen is a frequent speaker at industry conferences unique to her desk specialty, is frequently hired as a consultant to help clients build an effective talent acquisition and recruiting strategy, and is an in-demand keynote conference at recruiting conferences around the country.
Kathleen began her professional career in 1980 when she traveled around the country teaching sales effectiveness to thousands of fund raising executives on behalf of a national non-profit organization. After several years, Kathleen shifted into sales, starting with opening new territories and moving up to Vice President of Sales for an educational software firm. Moving into recruiting provided Kathleen with a powerful way to leverage her sales and executive experiences.
You can participate in current conversations with Kathleen Kurke on various aspects of recruiting on The Kurke Report: Truth from the Trenches.