John Keister & Associates is a full-service Executive Search firm founded in 1987. We conduct executive searches throughout the United States.

Our firm has two practice areas:

Library Executive Search
  • Public Library Directors
  • Library System and Consortia Directors
Engineering Executive Search
  • Leadership Positions in Engineering
  • Business and Organizational Improvement
With more than 28 years of work in Executive Search, our extensive experience enables us to identify and evaluate management and leadership traits in candidates, as well as the “soft” characteristics that indicate which candidates will be an ideal fit for an organization or position.

Since we believe quality matters more than quantity, we limit the number of searches that we conduct at any one time. We are highly responsive and able to adapt to any situation. Our firm offers a smart and innovative approach to recruiting that helps us customize our searches to fit our clients and their unique situations.

Clients have described us as:
  • “Taking the time to fully understand our organization and culture”
  • “Responsive with an easy-to-work-with personal approach to search”
  • “Experienced with an excellent ability to identify top leadership traits”
Please contact us to learn more about our services or to discuss current search projects.

John Keister & Associates
Vernon Hills, Illinois (Chicago)
P: 847-955-0540
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