Kathy is our expert problem solver, logical thinker, philosopher, and peacemaker. Her ability to overcome almost any challenge is fueled by her unwavering commitment to keeping a positive attitude. Kathy’s belief that nothing is impossible serves her well in her role as chief of staff, where she guides our project teams to success and has been known to pull a rabbit out of the hat when needed.
If it is to be, it is up to me! William H. Johnsen
Kathy brings over 20 years of executive search experience to her role, spanning research, administration, and knowledge management. She leads project teams in our professional services and technology practices, ensuring outstanding client service and moving candidates seamlessly through our pipeline. Kathy also provides critical support to our senior partners, especially our managing partner Rick DeRose, and informs our business strategy with market intelligence. Her goal is to make sure every search is successful and organized — and she always delivers.
Before joining Acertitude, Kathy was a national research director at TEG, an Acertitude company. In this role, Kathy supported executive search engagements by applying well-honed research skills to identify highly qualified candidates, unearth vital industry information, and spot emerging market trends.
When Kathy isn’t at work, you may find her relaxing at the beach, boating, or training for an upcoming running or bicycling event. She’d be the last person to tell you she frequently bests the competition in her age group, or that she’s an annual participant in the 150-mile MS Society City to Shore Ride. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from boasting about her.