Search Process2023-07-31T16:10:22+00:00

Our Process

We are working for you before you have even partnered with us. Your private club will benefit from our deep roots, long-standing partnerships, connectivity to the trenches of private clubs, and the growing expertise of our team. We are working in private clubs almost daily, touring, listening, and learning. Expanding our database is ongoing through event participation, speaking engagements, digital platforms, and other well-qualified sources. We make consistent investments in our infrastructure resulting in a process that is recognized as the private club industry benchmark in executive search.

Cultivating Talent Sources

Our connectivity to candidates is at the heart of what we do. We are heavily invested in developing rapport with professional leaders, mentoring emerging talent, and looking for new opportunities to grow our network.

The connections of our search executives run far and wide, providing us outstanding relationships with club managers and other relevant industry professionals. We dedicate a tremendous amount of time to speaking and education platforms strengthening credibility and brand awareness with prospective candidates.

Qualified candidates are vetted through private investigators that work with our firm to complete a robust background check. Additionally, final candidates take personality, skills and behavioral assessments designed to evaluate competencies in key areas of club leadership as well as other proficiencies.

We are transparent with current and past clients on our policy for working with candidates we have previously placed.

Due-Diligence & Awareness

We facilitate a comprehensive intake of information and assess the needs, priorities, expectations, and aspirations of all stakeholders. We devote time and expertise to understanding your private club and have vested interest in ensuring the right “fit” for your culture and membership experience.

Our partners and search executives have extensive backgrounds in hospitality management and operations at recognizable properties across the country. They are familiar with high performance standards and expectations having held many of the duties and responsibilities they are recruiting candidates for themselves.

Our unique awareness will guide you in making the right hiring decision and avoid unnecessary turnover, which can be devastating not only in real dollars, but also in the loss of employee morale and member support.

Our searches are recognized and respected for their professionalism by both candidates and clients.

“Just a quick note to let you know how impressed I remain to be with the people you have opted to serve as your partners/colleagues at KK&W. As you know, I have interacted with several of your colleagues over the years and everyone is a consummate professional, supportive, authentic and accomplished…..EVERYONE. I know a thing or two about how to build a company and getting people to fire on all four cylinders and to espouse a company’s tenets and philosophy is not easy, but you are succeeding.”

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