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Ken Rich


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Ken Rich


Ken has expertise in a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on financial services, having worked and recruited in virtually all industry segments. 

He is an integral member of the Global Financial Services Practice, and he contributes vast expertise to the Industrial, Board Services, Human Resources and Social Impact Practices.

Professional Focus

  • 30 years’ experience in executive search
  • Member of the Financial Services, Industrial, Board Services, Human Resources and Social Impact Practices
  • Experience working in and recruiting for virtually all segments of financial services, with special focus on the insurance sector, including asset management divisions, and corporate and investment banking
  • Additional sector expertise in professional services and public sector
  • Functional expertise in C-level and board appointments across multiple industries

Business Expertise

  • Partner and board member at another premier search firm; head of the New York office and Chairman of the financial services practice
  • Broad business background with experience in corporate finance/M&A and strategic planning at GE Capital, Peat Marwick Mitchell and Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
  • Covered OPEC countries for Citibank; worked in Dubai as deputy head of operations for the Persian Gulf, later moving to Athens
  • Director of Housing Finance for the US Department of Housing & Urban Development

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Human Resources
  • Social Impact

Additional Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Diversity Recruiting
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Private Equity

Education & Certifications

  • MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago
  • Postgraduate degree in accounting from New York University
  • Chemistry degree from Lafayette College

Affiliations & Awards

  • Member, Board of Chancellors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; also served on the international board of directors’ executive committee, chairman of the nominating committee
  • Former member, board of directors of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)
  • Former member, board of trustees of Lafayette College
  • Received the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award for excellence in executive search with a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes
  • Selected as one of North America’s top recruiters in The New Career Makers by John Sibbald


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