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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.