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Executives often find themselves stuck because mission-critical activities are not being performed due to a lack of leadership. That’s why companies need a trusted partner that can fill senior-level talent gaps with candidates positioned to succeed.

All our engagements are led by partners, each with more than 20 years of executive search experience as consultants, candidates and clients. Understanding all three stakeholder perspectives gives Kamyn the unique advantage of knowing the perspectives of our clients and candidates. We know what good looks like and have built our model to exceed expectations.

Kamyn develops a detailed profile of the ideal candidate for each position. We provide at least three vetted candidates within 30 days for interviews and we support the hiring investment with pre-hire assessments and post-hire coaching.

Kamyn helps companies recruit ideal candidates who align with organizational values and then gets them up to speed in their new position quickly. That enables leaders and their teams to focus on executing the strategy and growing the organization.


Alicia has over 20 years of experience in executive search and human resources in a variety of industries including Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Consumer Product Goods.   

Prior to joining Kamyn Search, Alicia was a human resources executive at R1 RCM (formerly known as Accretive Health). During her 10 years with R1, Alicia held a number of roles with the organization, including Head of US Talent Acquisition. She started as a human resources business partner for operations and client-facing teams, then led employee onboarding within the HR Integration and Customer Onboarding functions. Alicia also managed strategic HR transformation initiatives while Chief of Staff for the CHRO.

Alicia started her career in recruitment outsourcing then moved into a series of human resources roles with Welch’s.   

Alicia earned a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University and a M.S. in HR Administration from Central Michigan University.  She lives near the Gulf Coast of Alabama and enjoys the beach, camping, hiking, and cooking.

Steve Klopfer

Steven Klopfer

Founder & Managing Partner

Prior to starting Kamyn Search, Steve worked as a Managing Director at Banister International, a Chicago area executive recruitment firm.  While at Banister, Steve focused on growing the healthcare and human resources practice areas.  

Prior to returning to executive search where he started his professional career, Steve served as a human resources executive for nearly two decades. This included leadership positions at some of the world’s most recognizable companies and private equity-backed healthcare services firms.  

Most recently Steve was the Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer at Press Ganey Associates, a leading provider of healthcare performance improvement insights and consulting. Under Steve’s leadership, Press Ganey was recognized as one of the “Top 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare.

Prior to his time at Press Ganey, Steve served as Vice President of Human Resources at Accretive Health (now R1 Revenue Cycle), a leading provider of end-to-end revenue cycle solutions. Earlier in his career, Steve worked in executive HR roles within financial services at American Express and Standard & Poor’s, in addition to recruiting and HR leadership positions at The McGraw-Hill Companies. 

Prior to his corporate career, Steve worked for Waveland International, a boutique executive search firm with offices in New York and Chicago.

Steve earned a B.S. from Union College and an M.Ed from Springfield College (MA).  He enjoys running, playing golf, cooking, and coaching his kids’ teams in baseball and soccer. He lives in the Greater Chicago area.

Kent Price

Kent Price

Partner, Coaching & HR Practice Lead

Kent has diverse human capital experiences from the Professional Services, Financial and Insurance Services, Retail, and Manufacturing sectors that span startups to Fortune 50 firms. Over the last 30+ years, he has successfully coached,  recruited and partnered with C-Suite and executive leaders in the areas of financial and insurance services, operations, human resources, customer service, marketing, sales, product development, research and engineering, partnerships, and information technology.

Most recently he was the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Center for Creative Leadership, leading all aspects of the Human Resources function for one of the global leaders in leadership development. Kent and his team partnered with CCL leadership to develop innovative strategies for talent development with a strong client focus, while improving business performance by aligning people strategy with organizational goals. 

Prior to his CHRO role at CCL, Kent served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Guaranty, the world’s largest provider of private mortgage insurance. Kent helped lead United Guaranty from a No. 4 position in the market to the market leader and helped drive best-in-class employee survey results and industry-low attrition. 

Earlier in his career, Kent spent more than a decade with American Express, serving in several Vice President-level HR roles. He held a number of HR leadership positions at Whirlpool, Domino Sugar and Bradlees Department Stores. 

Kent holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Human Resource Development from George Mason University. He has been the recipient of two ASTD Excellence in Practice awards and is SPHR certified.  Kent is also a certified coach through ICF. 

Outside of work, he has served on a number of boards including Second Harvest Food Bank,  the United Way of Greater Greensboro, EarthShare, and Junior Achievement, among other organizations. Kent enjoys overlanding, spending time with his wife Liz in the outdoors, and walking with their four dogs. He lives in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

Emily Hagen is a certified executive coach with more than 20 years of experience working as a management consultant, Human Resources leader and executive coach in global organizations. She guides senior leaders, managers and high-potentials through 1:1 executive coaching to develop critical leadership skills; 1:1 executive transition coaching to support leaders moving into new roles; and group coaching with peer groups facing similar challenges.

Emily has deep experience coaching leaders at mid and senior levels of the organization to support their accelerated development and impact. She also supports leaders in transition, preparing them to make a career move and supporting them in their first six to nine months of a new role.  In addition to working with clients in a variety of industries and disciplines, she is a volunteer coach for The Women’s Impact Alliance, a non-profit profit organization supporting the development of women leaders within non-profits.

Emily has more than 20 years of experience working at leading management consulting, payments and financial services organizations, including Booz Allen Hamilton, American Express and MSCI. In her last corporate role, she led Global Executive Talent Management, responsible for executive assessment, development, promotion, succession and retention strategies. She is on the Foundation Board of her local public library and lives just outside New York City with her family.

Keri Lyle


Keri Lyle is a certified executive leadership coach who has a combined 10 years of coaching experience and 15 years of corporate experience working in leadership roles across the HR function. She works with senior leaders, managers and high-potentials through both 1:1 and group coaching to up-level themselves, their teams, and their careers.

She coaches leaders on developing their leadership presence, showing up with more emotional intelligence and confidence in order to influence and collaborate more effectively. She also works with leaders and their teams to have more impact through developing a clear mission and strategy, psychological safety, clear structure and roles, and delegation, accountability, and feedback. In addition, she coaches leaders through navigating their own career transitions more intentionally and successfully, including adapting to increased scope, preparing for the next level, and planning for what’s next.

Keri’s coaching approach is deeply rooted in the whole person and weaves together all parts of a leader and their life to create an integrated view of them as a human in the world, not just a leader at work. She also grounds her work in experiential learning, using a test-and-learn model focused on intention, action, reflection, and integration in order to help leaders shift both their mindsets and behaviors. Her years as an HR leader and internal coach at Google also heavily informed her work in terms of helping leaders see the matrixed systems within which they operate and how to build their tolerance for complexity and ambiguity.

Keri has 15 years of experience working in corporate HR functions at a startup and at Google. While at Google, she held several roles in her 12+ years including leading global location strategy, running the executive coaching program, and being an HR Business Partner, all while serving as an internal coach and facilitator. After many years in the Bay Area, she now resides back in her home state of Maine where she is an active member of the community as a coach, consultant, trail runner, and member of the Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening committee.

Tom has over 25 years of HR and business experience in the Healthcare, Technology, Media Entertainment, Financial Services, and Restaurant sectors, spanning startups and Fortune 100s such as TikTok, Comcast NBCUniversal, and American Express. He consults privately in executive assessment, onboarding and coaching, executive team assimilation and integration, and large-scale organization and culture transformation.

Most recently he was the Global Head of Talent Management & Organization Effectiveness for TikTok, leading executive assessment, onboarding and coaching, executive assimilation and integration, leadership development, succession planning, and organization design.

Prior to his TikTok role, Tom was Head of Learning & Development for Sweetgreen, Head of Leadership & Organization Development for Comcast NBCUniversal’s Filmed Entertainment Group, and enterprise-wide Vice President of Learning & Development for Paramount (then Viacom), where he built large leadership development and coaching programs.

Earlier in his career, Tom spent over 7 years with American Express, serving as Director of Talent Development and Organization Effectiveness, building global leadership development and coaching programs, and consulting on global reorganizations. He spent over 6 years in Bay Area technology startups in business operations positions, streamlining product development processes. 

Tom holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. in Leadership & Change Management from the NYU Stern School of Business. He has completed an International Coaching Federation certification program and all required coaching hours.

Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife Kelly and their two children, who enjoy swimming, water polo, and tennis.

Dr. Princess M. Cullum is a best-selling author and Organizational Effectiveness executive with more than 20 years of global experience in the healthcare, financial services, higher education, and technology industries. She is a sought-after executive coach and consultant in the areas of Career Transitions, Communication, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Succession Planning, and Women’s Leadership throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Europe.

Most recently, Dr. Cullum was the Senior Vice President of the FORVIS Leadership Institute, leading executive assessment and development, leadership coaching, leadership development, succession planning, and organization design.

Prior to her role at FORVIS, Dr. Cullum was Senior Faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership, Senior Vice President of Leadership Development and Learning for Bank of America – Global Financial Crimes, and Director of Leadership Development and Culture for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she launched a multi-year, multi-tier Leadership Academy and Culture/Engagement Department designed to increase bench-strength and create a pipeline of leaders at every level.

Dr. Cullum holds an Executive Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell University, a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Texas at Denton, a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. As a member of the International Coaching Federation, she has completed an ICF certification program and all required coaching hours.

Dr. Cullum lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Lemar, three children, and a fur baby. Outside of coaching, she enjoys gardening, traveling, volunteering, and writing children’s books.

Kate is an experienced executive coach who works with leaders striving to navigate change while meeting challenging business goals. She harnesses years of her own leadership experience, internal and external consulting, and extensive training in coaching and organizational psychology. She is known to be a trusted partner who complements her experience with listening, empathy and problem-solving skills, and a strong mission to help clients with solutions that meet their unique needs.

Kate’s previous role was Global Vice-President, Learning and Organization Development for Vertiv Group Corp, a leading provider of critical digital infrastructure with 25,000 employees in over 40 countries. She joined Vertiv in 2018 as it embarked on a significant transformation prior to going public in 2020. She led restructuring efforts to stand up global business units while re-organizing region-based teams. Kate also stood up the talent management, succession planning, and employee engagement efforts for the company, and globalized the learning and development function.

Kate spent much of her career at the Center for Creative Leadership. In addition to her direct work with clients, she held many leadership roles, including Vice-President Enterprise Strategy and Planning, Managing Director, Colorado Springs Campus and Director, Global Portfolio Management. In the latter, she was a key leader transforming and aligning the Center’s portfolio of programs. Kate managed several of CCL’s flagship programs, including Leadership at the Peak. She also authored/co-authored numerous articles and chapters and the book Becoming a Strategic Leader:  Your Role in Your Organization’s Enduring Success

Kate’s first career was in electrical engineering. She was an Edison Engineer with the Medical Systems division of GE, a program that included training to prepare technical leaders of the future. She enjoyed studying leadership and decided to return to graduate school in psychology. Kate is a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching, holds her Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education, and the Associated Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation.

Kate currently serves on the national board of Fostering Hope, a nonprofit organization started by her family to aid foster families in providing stability, enrichment, and connection to neglected and abused children. She and her husband Chris have two adult sons, Mark and Thomas. Kate enjoys hiking the trails of Colorado with Chris and their Vizsla Bode.