Kim Keener

Kim Keener

Senior Recruiting Business Partner
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.”
Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley penned, “Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” Kim has followed that belief since a serendipitous turn of events led her career into the staffing industry. She firmly believes career-minded persons, from intern to C-suite, should pay attention to those right moments, employing intuition and sensibility to build and manage their careers.


Kim is an accomplished human resource professional with more than 15 years of blended generalist and recruiting experience spanning a wide range of industries and disciplines. As talent manager, she leverages her background to provide ROI and cost savings through effective talent solutions. Proficient in aligning recruitment directly to goals, Kim is passionate in the belief that an organization should hire, retain, develop, and engage the right talent to meet its challenges. The people you hire today determine the culture and reputation of your business tomorrow. Earning a LinkedIn Certified Professional designation validated Kim’s LinkedIn Recruiter skills to build talent pipelines.

Key Accomplishments

  • Launched staffing division focused on recruiting experienced, degreed professionals for contract and direct-hire opportunities across all disciplines. Grew business from individual role to staff of three full-time recruiters.
  • Upgraded legacy hiring practices to a comprehensive talent acquisition process for major multi-media company. Contributed to $1M reduction in third-party fees.
  • Managed successful engineering co-op program for global aerospace firm, employing 200+ undergraduate students who commit to three semester-long sessions.
  • Led successful ATS system implementations for two different platforms.


Kim holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Judson University, Elgin, Illinois.