DK Cole Company provides executive search services as well as interim and special project staffing services to a diverse group of clients in Chicago as well as nationwide. Executives in all disciplines, accounting professionals at all levels/industries and operations management positions, are areas of expertise.
By utilizing our thorough and efficient six-step recruiting process, in addition to the team approach we are able to improve the quality and speed of finding the right candidate. But equally important are the core values of ethics and respect at center of everything we do, whether dealing with candidates, clients or among our team members. Doing our best to do the right thing every day is our goal.
The firm was founded in 2006 by Kathy Cole. Kathy views executive search as a way to bring value to clients by matching their business needs with talent and helping candidates reach career goals. Her personal approach, and the tone set with the DK Cole team, is to take the time to find candidates with the skills and the cultural values to succeed long term with client companies. Kathy, and her team, enjoy working with clients who want more than resumes and appreciate advice, consultation and their high service level. She has over 20 years of recruiting experience, including leadership roles in two national search firms and a CPA firm, before founding her own firm.
Kathy has been very involved in the Construction Financial Management Association, serving in board and officer roles, and as the Chicago Chapter President for the 2014-2016 term. Additionally, Kathy is also a supporter of HFS Chicago Scholars and the Chicago Metropolitan YWCA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University.
Our executive search firm’s industry experience also includes manufacturing, professional services firms, financial services, insurance industry, real estate, hospitality, architecture/engineering and more. Her service approach, as well as that of her team, is best for clients who value a high level of service in the search process, acting as more of a business partner vs. resume service.