BusinessWeek named her as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.” Newsweek appointed her to its Women & Leadership Advisory Board. CNBC called her “The Recruiter.”
Kim Bishop is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.
Having worked with companies from start-ups to large multinational corporations, Kim has deep knowledge of both emerging and seasoned talent, and she has made a wide range of placements across industries. 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.
Kim is passionate and committed to advancing gender equality 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 is a Board Director of Shawmut Design and Construction, a $1.4b national construction management firm, where she is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. She is also member of the Board of Advisors of Avrio AI Inc. and a member of NACD. Kim received the New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award and the Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award for her contributions to women and children.
Kim has lectured at Harvard, Columbia and Barnard College and addressed numerous professional organizations and conferences. She has been interviewed on major television networks and quoted in top-tier news outlets and publications on leadership, diversity and talent trends.
Kim received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications and a Master of Arts in Leadership, both from Bellevue University.