About: David Kimbro
David Kimbro is the Managing Partner of Spexsearch based in Seattle, Washington. Spexsearch is a retained executive search firm with offices in Seattle, London, and Tokyo. We work with multinational clients to deliver consistently high quality work worldwide.
Our services include: Executive Search, Market Entry & Expansion, Interim Management, Training & Coaching, Assessment, Corporate Consulting, and Market Intelligence.
David has sixteen years of global executive search experience with four leading search firms – Allen Austin, Herd Freed Hartz, the Laurel Group, and Korn/Ferry, prior to Spexsearch. David is a recognized and accomplished strategist and practitioner of specialized search engagements across a broad range of industries. His broad global experience with Korn/Ferry International, combined with best practices learned from the boutique world, make David the go-to guy for discerning clients with complex problems to solve.
David’s career has spanned the globe conducting national and international searches. David has lived and worked in Asia and Europe and has substantial cross border C-level executive search experience. Before coming to Seattle in 2005, he was based in Madrid, Spain focusing on global searches targeting both Europe and Asia. Before Spain, David was in Korn/Ferry’s Hong Kong office for four years working on senior level searches in a variety of industries. David’s clients have ranged from start-ups to large public companies.
David holds an MBA from University of Maryland in College Park, where he was a graduate fellow and the Lamone Entrepreneur Scholar. He also holds a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from Washington College. As part of his undergraduate studies, he studied abroad for three semesters in Mexico, England, and Spain.
Hobbies include mountaineering, English Bulldogs, fly fishing and technical scuba diving. He is fluent in Spanish, and has a basic understanding of French, German, and Chinese.
Industry focus: Technology, Financial Services, Industrial
Functional focus: C-level and VP level positions in general management, financial, technology, sales and marketing, operations, human resources, and supply chain leadership.
Spexsearch, USA (West Coast)
SpexSearch is a global executive search firm based in Seattle, Washington USA. G&S Asia partners with Spexsearch on executive searches in the US market. David Kimbro is the US – Managing Partner of Spexsearch and has been in the business for seventeen years in four major search firms, prior to Spexsearch. He began his career with Korn/Ferry International (the largest executive search firm in the world) in Hong Kong and was with them for seven years in Asia and Europe before returning to the US. Spexsearch works in 4 primary industries: Technology, Financial Services, Consumer, and Industrial. Most of our work is on executive level positions which are usually heads of functions.