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Having now just completed our most recent search for the CEO-United Way, Rhode Island, I couldn’t be more appreciative of the work led by Ed Blum and his very capable search team.  This was not an easy search.  The incumbent CEO was long tenured and had deep relationships in the Rhode Island donor, corporate and legislative community.  That said, Ed and his team cast a wide net, and provided the Search Committee with a slate of exceptional candidates.  Their insights and early assessments of these candidates was spot on.  Throughout the process, the thoroughness and professionalism in which Ed and the KLR team managed the candidates, and the ongoing communication with the Search Committee kept the search on the timeline that had been presented to the full Board.  More to the point, the search presented two outstanding finalists for consideration.  Ed was extremely  helpful in working directly with the Search Committee to address any and all outstanding questions.  The search was concluded on time and on budget, and with an exceptional new leader for the United Way Rhode Island.  As Chief Human Resources Officer for Hasbro, Inc., I have had the opportunity to work with any number of search firms.  I very much value this new partnership and friendship, and I couldn’t endorse KLR, Ed and the entire team more strongly.

Dolph Johnson, EVP & Chief HR Officer
Hasbro, Inc.



After working with our internal team, we realized we needed a more in-depth search so we decided to contact KLR. Their approach to fully understanding our needs prior to beginning the search process was invaluable. From the beginning, they were open to our recommendations and ready to accommodate our specific needs without hesitation. I appreciate their sense of urgency, as well as their thorough screening of candidates. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for KLR’s professionalism, flexibility and genuine friendliness.

John Fox, President
Haartz Corporation


We have enjoyed the opportunity to work with the KLR team on several search engagements through the years and consider them a great business partner and friend.  KLR takes the time to understand our needs, which is extremely important to us. I was confident that they knew exactly who we were looking for…and they delivered.  All KLR candidates possessed the experience and expertise we required. The individual we hired has worked out exceedingly well.  We are thrilled with the result of our search!

Jim Morgan, President & CEO
Savings Bank Life Insurance


Working with KLR has been a great experience.  I found them reliable, professional and truly dedicated to finding the right job for me.  With their help, I have secured a position within a meaningful industry.  Thanks KLR!

Hank Hague, CFO
Polymedex Discovery Group


The thing I liked best about working with KLR is they have great industry contacts. I consider KLR to be an invaluable resource in helping me with my career. They helped me with building my resume to focus on my career choice and prepared me for the interview process. The lessons learned will help me with any career choice I choose in the future. Thanks for working with me!

Ron Freeman, Vice President of Customer Service
Bradford Soapworks


I have used the services of KLR for the past three years. When I have an open position, I can count on KLR to send me qualified candidates which allows me more time to spend on my business. KLR made this process extremely easy and I will continue to use them in the future. I have also referred them to other companies who are getting the same results. They make my life much easier by their extensive knowledge of the industry and their exhaustive search for the right people to fill positions.

Doug Mancosh, President
Fiber Composites