Keen Independent Research
Phone: (303) 3858515
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172 N. Washington Street
Wickenburg , AZ 85390
100 Fillmore Street, 5th Floor
Denver , CO 80206

Executive Search

Executive Search
Keen Independent Research helps organizations recruit and secure candidates for
non-profit directors and other leadership positions. Our approach is thorough and broad including outreach, interviewing and screening. Our success lies in knowing the industries and positions we support such as performing arts and other culturals. We have also assisted with the recruitment of faculty in specialized industries for colleges and universities and often make staffing and associated budgeting recommendations as part of larger studies.

How We Do It

Our team has placed a number of Executive Directors and General Managers using a hands-on approach to recruitment led by Keen Independent leadership. We consider job placement a collaboration beginning with a comprehensive needs assessment and thorough understanding of the responsibilities and demands of the positions being filled.

  • Ongoing client collaboration
  • Community input (when appropriate)
  • Needs assessment and interview questions
  • Job description development
  • Competitive salary and benefits analysis
  • Customized search including principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • National and regional postings and Keen Independent-hosted webpage
  • Initial and final screenings including candidate project assignments and review
  • Scored interviews
  • Final candidate pool
  • Candidate dossiers for client review
  • Recommendations for next steps and notice of award

Selected Project Examples

  • Kalamazoo State Theatre General Manager Search, MI
  • Plainfield Performing and Fine Arts Center Executive Director Search, IN
  • Mizel Arts and Culture Center Market Analysis and Feasibility Study, CO
  • San Jose State University, CA

Sectors We Serve

  • State and local governments
  • Non-profits
  • Boards and commissions
  • Educational institutions