Year Joined: 1998
Ken brought both consultative sales and brand marketing experience when he joined O’Connell Group in 1998, where he is passionate about delivering insight, counsel and recruitment expertise to his clients and candidates. Ken started his career with AT&T’s General Business Systems Division (now Alcatel-Lucent Technologies), where he progressed rapidly as a leading salesperson. His work in CPG brand management and consumer packaged goods marketing at James River Corporation (now Georgia Pacific) included managing numerous brands including Vanity Fair, Northern Napkins, and Dixie, with a focus on strategic brand positioning and general management. Ken led O’Connell Group’s recruiting operations from 2007 until 2009, when he became one of the firm’s principals.
Ken graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in marketing and finance, and earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
“I am a firm believer that there are not good or bad companies, cultures or people; however, there are absolutely good and bad fits! My expertise is in understanding career paths, candidates and clients, and making not just any match, but the right match where a candidate is stimulated, challenged and successful, and where a client’s needs are fulfilled!”