Katherine brings over 20 years of Executive Search and Talent Management consulting experience to the formation of Young Search Partners, - a boutique retained executive search firm- having worked for the largest global firms in both the executive search and career management consulting industries.
Katherine formed Young Search Partners -Executive Search in 2009 with over 20 years experience in the executive search industry, previously as Director of the Retained Search Division for Hudson Highland Group and prior as a Principal with Korn Ferry International. Katherine’s search experience has spanned across industry and functional roles in the US and internationally to include search assignments in the Manufacturing, Consumer/Retail, Hospitality/Restaurant, Financial / Professional Services, and Healthcare sectors, with a focus on senior executive leadership roles in Marketing/ Communications/ Public Affairs, Human Resources, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain. A partial listing of Katherine’s corporate clients include: Gerdau Ameristeel, SSAB Steel, TECO Energy, Jabil, Raymond James, , AAA Auto club, Masonite International, Tech Data, Intelident Solutions, Catalina Marketing, The ATP Tennis Tour, Tupperware Brands, Checkers/Rally, Bloomin Brands, Darden, HSN, PMSI/ Amerisource Bergen, Ansell, and Healthplan Services.
Additionally, Katherine has conducted CEO searches in the Non-Profit sector in Tampa Bay for clients including- The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, The Children’s Home, SPCA of Tampa Bay, The Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, The Centre for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association of Florida, The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, and AMIkids ( CFO ).
Katherine’s prior experience in Career and Leadership consulting only strengthens the value she brings to recruiting critical leadership talent for her clients. Katherine spent over 10 years with the top two global leaders in the career management services sector―Right Management/ Manpower and Lee Hecht Harrison. Here Katherine’s central focus was consulting to CEO’s around key retention and performance coaching initiatives.
A native of Connecticut and a Tampa, Florida resident for over 25 years, Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Katherine remains very active and committed to her involvement in the Tampa Bay and Florida business community serving on several boards to include: The Board of Directors and Central Florida Chair of WEL- (Women Executive Leadership) and the Board of Directors, Chair Elect, of the Florida State Association for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Katherine previously served on the Board of Leadership Tampa Alumni, the Florida Venture Capital Forum, and Chaired the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Council. Katherine is a member of the Athena Society, University of Tampa Board of Fellows, and is a Key Partner to the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. Katherine was recently honored as a finalist for the 2015 TBBJ Business Women of the Year in the Business Services category sector. Katherine is a graduate of the Leadership Tampa class of 2005, a member of LTA Alumni, and member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.