Kelly Griffin, Vice President, Search Delivery
As Vice President of Search Delivery, Kelly Griffin leads Kincannon & Reed’s global team of industry-focused research professionals.
Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Kelly served 19 years with the search firm Spencer Stuart. Her tenure there included senior roles covering the U.S. and Asia-Pacific regions and culminated in the position of Director of Central Research for North America.
Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Roosevelt University.
Florrie Wallace, Director of Research Administration
Florrie Wallace has worked in executive search since 1990. At Kincannon & Reed she was promoted to Director of Research in 2007 and became Director of Research Administration in 2016 overseeing data integrity, training, and vendor relationships. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, she held a series of progressively responsible roles with the search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
An honored recipient of the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ Award for Excellence and Professionalism in Research, Florrie has conducted internet research training for executive search associates around the globe as well as research and candidate development for executive functions across numerous industries.
Florrie holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Baylor University.
Stephen Coffey, Senior Associate
Stephen Coffey joined Kincannon & Reed after 15 years of search experience working with Fortune 100 clients on a global scale. His expertise encompasses agriculture, food, heavy machinery, and life sciences. As a member of a two-person team he executed senior Information Technology searches for one of the Big Three automotive manufacturers. He was also responsible for relationship management with the global talent acquisition lead for a Fortune 50 conglomerate, filling executive level roles across life sciences, test and measurement, and corporate units. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Siena College.
Laura Duffy, Senior Associate
Laura Duffy is seasoned executive search professional with a proven track record in full life-cycle retained executive search; recruiting C-suite executives across all major industries, with specialization in Technology, Finance, Professional Services, CPG/Retail, and Non-Profit/Higher Education. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, she worked for the recruiting firms of Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles, and held HR positions with both Ernst & Young and Booz Allen Hamilton. Laura holds a degree in International Studies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Michael Ells, Senior Associate
Michael Ells is an executive recruiting professional with more than 20 years of distilling talent needs into recruitment strategies on behalf of global companies, start-ups, turnarounds, and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Michael held multiple roles with Egon Zender, was recruiting manager for Huron Consulting Group, and a Director at Rudish Health Solutions. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Library & Information Services, both from Northern Illinois University.
Britanny Rath, Senior Associate
Brittany Rath helps our clients solve their leadership challenges through knowledge, insights, and a continually expanding web of relationships. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Brittany was a Team Leader with Korn/Ferry International, a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Saks Fifth Avenue, and an Associate Director with Alex & Red. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.
Madeleine Tan, Senior Associate
Madeleine “Maddie” Tan brings with her more than a decade of research experience in executive search. Prior to joining Kincannon and Reed she served as Research and Client Development Manager at Signium International Singapore where she provided research and client development support to the Financial Services, Life Science, Professional Services and Technology & Telecommunication practice groups. Prior to joining Signium, she was the Assistant Research Manager with Sanford Rose Associates, and a researcher with KPMG Consulting. Madeleine’s past research experiences focus on Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Life Science, Hospitality, Industrial, Manufacturing & Engineering, Real Estate & Construction, Professional Services and Technology and Telecommunication. Fluent in English, Mandarin, and several other Asian dialects, Madeleine resides in Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Ottawa University.
Lilian Buckx, Senior Associate
Based in Amsterdam, Lillian Buckx joined the Kincannon & Reed research team in 2012. She began her recruiting career in 1994 and, in 1998, formed her own boutique Executive Search business, conducting retained research for multiple executive positions in numerous industries. As an expert in executive search, Lilian has led master classes to train corporate staffing departments. Earlier in her career, Lilian worked at various international companies in different management roles, and as a teacher of foreign languages for executives at a private institute. She holds a BA degree in Business and is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French.
Jan-Ruud de Ruiter, Senior Associate
Jan-Ruud is an all-round professional with an extensive background in commerce, recruitment/executive search, agriculture and marketing research. His executive search expertise is informed by his experience with firms such as Spencer Stuart and Financial Assets, as well as consultancies on finance, supply chains, and agribusiness. He holds Master’s degree in Horticultural Economics from Wageningen University & Research, a BA in Horticulture from Hogeshool Inholland, and a Certificate in Negotiations & Conflict Resolution from Harvard University.
Zachary Beatty, Research Associate
Zachary Beatty holds numerous advanced internet research certifications from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, he was Recruiting Client Relationship Manager with The RightThing, a division of ADP. He holds both a bachelors degree in Communication and an MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the University of Findlay.
Hina Chandawat, Research Administrator
Hina Chandawat has an extensive research background in marketing and retained C-Level executive search. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, she served in research roles for Heidrick & Struggles and SmartAnalyst Inc. Hina possesses a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Delhi. She is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Administration at Eastern Michigan University.
Ivy Kimani, Research Assistant
Ivy Kimani’s research, data mining, and networking skills were honed through experience both within recruiting firms and private corporations. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, she was a recruitment researcher, an operations manager, a sales team leader, and a marketing coordinator. Ivy holds a B.S. degree in International Business Administration from the United States International University, Kenya.