Kelly Griffin

Senior Vice President, OperationsChicago, IL
Areas of Expertise

Customer Relationship Management, Knowledge Management, Retained Search Operations


Leading Kincannon & Reed’s global team of industry-focused executive search professionals, Kelly brings more than 20 years of experience in knowledge management and retained search operations. She has successfully supported global C-suite searches across several industries spanning North America and APAC.

Kelly brings to K&R experience from her roles in Spencer Stuart as Director, Central Research – North America; Senior Manager, Central Research – Asia-Pacific; Leader, WestPlex Research and Research Specialist. She holds a BS in Communications from Roosevelt University.

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