about

CNBC calls her “The Recruiter”
BusinessWeek named her one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters”
Newsweek appointed her to its Women & Leadership Advisory Board


Kim Bishop is the Founder and CEO of Kimberly Bishop Talent Advisory. She is an accomplished C-suite executive and expert business advisor with over 20 years of business leadership experience. Kim has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. Clients say her down-to-earth manner, reputation for identifying star talent and proven track record make her their go-to advisor for board director recruiting, key executive hiring projects, and strategic talent planning.

Kim’s edge: she has been on both sides of the recruiting process as a hiring executive and major search firm managing director. Before entering the search industry, Kim was Executive Vice President at First Data Corporation, rising through the ranks from an entry-level call center position to become the youngest person to serve on the company’s Leadership Team overseeing its $2 billion card division and 8,000 employees. Her career transition to search began as Managing Director with Korn/Ferry International followed by Vice Chair of a national executive search firm. In 2009 she founded her firm. In 2018, Kim was appointed Chairman of Ward Howell USA's Advisory Board.


Kim is a Board Director of Bellevue University and Shawmut Design and Construction.  She is a member of the Board of Advisors of Avrio AI Inc., and advisor for Debx.  She is a former director of several boards including Judlau Contracting, Inc., a large New York based heavy construction firm, Wells Fargo Merchant Services, the FDNY Foundation, and the Harvard Kennedy School's Womens Leadership Board.

A sought-after speaker, Kim has lectured at Harvard, Columbia and Barnard College and has addressed The Conference Board, Young President’s Organization (YPO), Kennedy Information Conference, Women for Hire and Women’s President Organization (WPO). 


Kim is also a frequent media source and appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox Business, WNBC, Lifetime Television, and NY1 News. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, Crains, Money, Fast Company, ForbesWoman, and MSNBC.com.


Kim has received the Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award and was a recipient of the New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award for her contributions to women and children. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and C200.


She received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communications and a Master of Arts in Leadership, both from Bellevue University.