KDS Executive Search & Staffing is now KDS Strategic Search!

(stra·te·gic · search:  The art and science of investigation, examination and analysis)

Why the change?
As our firm continues to grow and evolve, it was important that we align our name to reflect who we are today and what we deliver everyday.

What remains the same?
Our commitment to successfully build your company by delivering the top-tier talent critical to your success.


We deliver the talent critical to your company’s success.

KDS Strategic Search is a premier Permanent and Contract Recruiting Firm. When working with KDS, clients benefit from our extensive database and network of best-in-class search and client management professionals. We focus on providing our clients with exceptional talent, and our candidates with the career opportunities of a lifetime.

Clients of KDS quickly come to appreciate that our experience and deep understanding of their hiring and position requirements not only makes us the strongest appraisers of talent, but also highly respected by the candidates we recruit. Helping clients build long-term success is a cornerstone of KDS. In fact, our very first clients have become long-standing partners who continue to contract our services and remain some of our strongest relationships to date.

From facilities management to  C-suite leadership, we understand that every hire is critical to your success.

Which is why we give each search engagement the priority and personalized attention required to deliver outstanding results you need.

All candidates are rigorously qualified and expertly vetted through our extensive, multi-level screening process, resulting in a carefully curated pool of top passive and active candidates who possess the specific mix of skills and experience for our clients’ precise needs. But our process doesn’t end there: the time and energy we dedicate to evaluating and matching those candidates’ soft skills is what makes the difference between an on-paper fit and the ideal fit for the job and company culture.

At KDS, it’s our mission to connect our world-class employers with the  best and brightest talent in their respective industries. We provide our clients with nothing less than the highest level of attention and service, and grow with them for continued, mutually beneficial success, all while helping employees and candidates achieve successful and satisfying careers.

To learn more about how we can help you achieve your hiring objectives, contact us today.


Why choose KDS?

Our Obsession With Excellence and Integrity

With our finger on the pulse of the recruiting industry, KDS Strategic Search partners with Human Resource, Hiring Managers and decision-makers at leading companies across the U.S. and internationally, and consults with them on the best headhunting and recruitment practices for their business.

We Invest More Time on Fewer Searches

Unlike most recruitment firms, we limit each recruiter’s desk to 4 searches or less at all times.  Dedicating more recruiting time to fewer searches enables KDS to be more thoughtful, more thorough, more precise and more responsive on each search – resulting in more accurate, qualified candidates in less time.

We Deliver Fresh Talent

Utilizing a combination of state-of-the-art technology and results-oriented recruiting practices, KDS employs strategic search tactics for a smooth and successful hiring process. We provide a thorough intake for every search and meticulously break down the specific skills required for the position to deliver results with speed and accuracy.

We never present job-board resumes; instead, we leverage our proprietary database technology so searches are specific and from a carefully selected pool of top-tier talent. As experts in the art of search and headhunting, we are highly proficient in identifying and building real relationships with candidates who are truly masters of their skills sets. We also continually invest and train in the latest cutting-edge tools and techniques that allow us to delve deep into industry-leading sites such as LinkedIn, StackOverflow, Dark Web, GitHub, Twitter and more, to gain direct access to candidates that other agencies can’t.

At KDS, we strictly maintain the highest standards in recruiting practices:

  • Every candidate submittal must meet 90% or higher of the hard and soft skills our clients specify
  • Submitted candidates must be willing to work within the salary range our clients specify
  • Submitted candidates must be motivated by something other than money, as passion for the position ensures longevity and success for both the employer and candidate

The Bottom Line – We Deliver

KDS’s commitment to excellence is evident in our long-standing client relationships and a proven track record of successful placements:

  • 90% of KDS first-time clients become repeat clients
  • 85% of all KDS submittal candidates get interviewed
  • 85% of all Direct Hire assignments are filled by KDS
  • 75% of KDS candidates placed four years ago are still with the client

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