Team Management
K.C. Donovan, Managing Partner:

K.C. is one of the true innovators of talent acquisition and was a pioneer in bringing the Talent Community concept to market over a decade ago. He perfected the Upwardly Me Top 20% integrated recruiting process and today he champions Engagement Hiring, Company Voices and Teamability that brings huge time savings to Employment Branding and Career Consumer Engagement. K.C. has led both external and corporate recruiting programs at the executive level and is fond of recounting the details of placing a Coca Cola executive in Sarajevo during the Bosnia War in the mid 1990’s.

Rob Bennink, Senior Partner:

Rob has more than 20 years of Talent Acquisition experience spanning all facets of the industry. He has extensive knowledge of Life Sciences Quality, R&D and Operations, wide range of Information Technology, and a keen understanding of corporate organizational structure. Rob is a life long student of engagement and behavior management and brings a unique blend of retained executive search from such notable firms as Heidrick & Struggles, Kleven Group and Battalia Winston, and innovative recruiting services with Step Hire.

Our Staff:

We have a boutique team of Recruiters, Internet Geologists (more like benevolent Hackers) and Assessment experts whose talent rival the staff found at our largest competitors. What truly separates an Upwardly Me Sr. Associate is the true meaning of caring they bring to their work. It’s easy to mail it in once in awhile, blow off getting back to an unsuccessful candidate or send in client reports whenever…it just never happens with our team. The level of humanism and attention to detail day in and day out is astonishing. Makes the management’s job beyond easy – and allows them to focus on Top 20% talent and clients with incredible challenges…

Reach out and let us know how we can help you…if you have a great to story to tell we want to be the ones to tell it…bluearrow