Matt Kerr

Search | Vice President of Search Operations

Matt Kerr is the Vice President of Search Operations. From a search perspective, his role focuses on search operations, business development, client management, and execution of key searches, with a focus on Human Resources, Sales, Finance and Accounting as well as Supply Chain and Manufacturing functions within multiple industries.

He brings more than 25 years of human resources experience including research, executive search, career transition, talent acquisition and human resources management. Matt has a proven track record in leveraging extensive industry contacts as well as functional groups and organizations to quickly identify and develop top candidates.

Prior to joining Kensington, Matt was the North American Practice Lead, Executive Search for BPI Group. He has significant experience in Human Resources which includes leading the Human Resources function for a large engineering firm and 15 years’ experience at Motorola in several positions, including senior human resources management roles. Additionally, Matt served as a coach with several career management firms.

Matt has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in business from Loyola University of Chicago. He is highly connected to the human resources community.

Matt spent twelve years as Board of Education official for his local community. He recently chaired the Talent Acquisition Interest Group and currently chairs the Social Media in HR Interest Group for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) and is a Director at Large for the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment of Chicago (STAR Chicago).