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Kim is Chair of the Board of Directors of Shawmut Design and Construction, a $1.3b national construction management firm, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Compensation Committee.
She has worked with companies from start-ups to large multinational corporations. Kim has deep knowledge of both emerging and seasoned talent and has made a wide range of executive placements across industries and around the world. Clients say her down-to-earth manner, reputation for identifying star talent and proven track record make her their go-to advisor for board director recruiting, key executive hiring projects, and strategic talent planning. A former business operator, Kim was Executive Vice President at First Data Corporation, rising through the ranks from an entry-level call center position to become the youngest person to serve on the company’s Leadership Team overseeing its $2b card division and 8,000 employees. Her career transition to search began as Managing Director with Korn/Ferry International followed by Vice Chair of a national executive search firm, In 2009, she founded her own firm and then was Chair of Advisory Board and Managing Partner of a global search and consulting firm. Kim is passionate and committed to advancing inclusion and diversity in business. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, Paradigm 4 Parity, and C200, an invitation-only membership organization including more than 500 of the world’s most successful female corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Kim received the Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award and was a recipient of the New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award for her contributions to women and children. As a speaker, Kim has lectured at Harvard, Columbia and Barnard College and has addressed numerous professional organizations and conferences. She is a media source, appearing on major television networks and being quoted in toptier news outlets and publications on leadership, diversity and talent trends. She received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications and a Master of Arts in Leadership, both from Bellevue University.