Eric is the Founder & President of Keene Advisory Group. Keene Advisory Group is a strategic partner with the Innovative Leadership Institute. He partners with clients to recruit general management, commercial, and functional executives. Formerly with Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric served as a firm-wide leader on Diversity & Inclusion; and was a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers practices.
Eric has successfully led search engagements across a variety of industries including consumer markets, energy, financial services, healthcare & life sciences, industrial, private equity, professional services, social impact, and technology. In addition to general management positions, Eric’s commercial placements involve marketing, sales, and strategy roles. He has additional functional experience with finance, human resources, and information & technology assignments.
Previously Eric worked for McKinsey & Company serving international clientele on issues of operations, organization, sales, and strategy. His earlier experience includes several years in sales and marketing with AT&T, O’Connor &Associates/Swiss Bank (UBS), and IBM. A Shaker Heights native, Eric received his MBA as the Weatherhead Alumni Scholar from Case Western Reserve University and earned his BSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Eric is a Director Emeritus of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He is a Co-Founder of the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo Endowed Scholarship at Dominican University.
WHY KEENE ADVISORY GROUP?
Human capital is recognized as a primary driver of enterprise value. As the war for talent is ongoing, successful companies continually diversify and expand their access to proven and emerging executives. Keene Advisory Group provides such access in the marketplace on behalf of our clientele. We are boutique by design, with global firm expertise, leveraged across an expanded demographic reach.
BOUTIQUE BY DESIGN
MINIMIZED CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Keene Advisory Group’s select client base reduces exposure to the company and candidate-related conflicts of interest, also known as Off-Limits. These Off-Limits serve to underrepresent the true range of available talent on any given engagement.
Unlike many global search firms, Keene Advisory Group Consultants utilize significant hands-on experience in leading engagements personally. This approach helps deliver client-driven solutions for nuanced talent acquisition needs.
GLOBAL FIRM EXPERTISE
Our firm draws upon learnings and insights from global leaders such as McKinsey & Company, and Russell Reynolds Associates. We make intelligent use of social media which integrates seamlessly into our cloud-based talent intelligence platform, Invenias.
Keene Advisory Group maintains dedicated research providing the rigor of traditional functional and industry target-company information gathering as part of our candidate identification methodology.
EXPANDED DEMOGRAPHIC REACH
We subscribe to an inclusive both/and view of executive talent. Slates of qualified candidates presented by Keene Advisory Group include women and people of color organically.
ADVISORY GROUP & AFFILIATIONS
Our personal relationships, in conjunction with firm-level professional networks, meaningfully expand our access to diverse qualified talent on behalf of our clients.