About Kimberly Bishop

CNBC calls her “The Recruiter.” BusinessWeek named her one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters.” Newsweek appointed her to its Women & Leadership Advisory Board and Lifetime Television counts her among its popular “Balancing Act” team.

Founder and CEO of the executive recruiting company that bears her name, Kimberly Bishop works closely with companies and business leaders to recruit talent for key positions and board directors for private, public and non-profit organizations. She advises business leaders in a wide range of industries on strategic talent planning.  She is passionate about educating job seekers about best practices in the job search process.

Her new book, Get Down to Business and You’ll Get the Job(Gemma B. Publishing/$18.95) is available now on Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and other major booksellers. It is also available as an eBook.

Leadership Experince

Previously, Kimberly served as vice chair of a national search firm and was managing director at Korn/Ferry International. Prior to that, she was executive vice president at First Data Corporation, where she rose from an entry level position to become the youngest person to serve on the company’s leadership team, overseeing its $2 billion card division and 8,000 employees.

Speaking Engagements

A sought-after speaker, Kimberly has lectured at Harvard, Columbia, Barnard and Bellevue University. She has addressed national and international groups including The Conference Board, Kennedy Information Conference, Women for Hire and Women’s President Organization (WPO).

In The Media

Kim is a frequent media guest and appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox BusinessWNBC and NY1 News. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post,Crains, Money, Fast Company,  ForbesWoman, and MSNBC.com.

Community Involvement

She serves on numerous community, philanthropic and business boards. She is a director of FDNY (NYC Fire Department) Foundation, Bellevue University and the Advisory Board of Judlau Contracting, Inc. Kimberly is a past director of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, the American Bankers Association of Management, Harvard University’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy School of Government, FWA (Financial Women’s Association) and the Advisory Board of the Center for Women’s Business Research.

Kimberly has received the Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award and was a recipient of the New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award for her contributions to women and children. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, The Committee of 200 and the Belizean Grove.

Kimberly received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications and a Master of Arts in Leadership, both from Bellevue University.