About Kinkead Partners

The most specialized and experienced industrial retained search firm in Connecticut

Kinkead Partners has been a trusted advisor to domestic industrial clients for 22 years. Clients range from Fortune 500 diversified industrials to middle-market and small private and investor-backed companies.

Partner-on-Point and the Boutique Advantage

David Kinkead is the business.  He personally manages all searches with a small research and administration staff.  We will do just 10-12 searches in a year, so have minimal or no off-limits blockages. The firm is part of a larger group of companies, the Partners Search Alliance.

Our Track Record in the Industrial Space

75% of our business represents repeat engagements.  80% of our clients have been with us for over 15 years.  Our “stick rate” of executives that remain in place and adding value for 3+ years is 87%, compared to the U.S. retention average of 40%.  Cycle time to slate of candidates is 4-5 weeks, to completion of search 88 days.  David has completed over 260 searches.

David Kinkead, Managing Director

industrial executive search firm in ConnecticutDavid has long been a respected leader in the retained search industry, and has spent his entire career managing search groups and advising industrial clients on talent and recruitment issues.  He has testified before Senate subcommittees, spoken to key industry groups and written widely on  recruitment and retention of executives.

BA Economics – UCLA

Co-founder & Chair – Small Search Firm Forum unit of IACPR (Int’l Assoc. of Corporate and Professional Recruiters)

Co-founder – Partners Search Alliance