Unlike most in the search profession, Ken became an executive recruiter by design. He began his career out of college as a Research Director for a boutique in the Midwest. Ken acquired valuable corporate experience during a seven-year stint with the Pharmaceutical Products Division of Abbott Laboratories, after which he returned to search, joining the Boston office of Christian & Timbers. Realizing a greater affinity for the boutique model, Ken teamed up with a Midwest-based specialty firm. He opened the doors of their New England office and provided the leadership and direction necessary to drive business forward in a market rebounding from a period of economic correction. Driven by an intense desire to represent his own brand, Ken partnered with Steven LaKind to form TaylorHaley.
Steven's professional career has followed a singular path... recruiting. He began as an agent for a leading Sports and Entertainment firm in New York City where he recruited professional and non-professional athletes and recording artists. Lured by the technology boom, Steven joined Pencom Systems, a nationally-known recruiting firm. He quickly became a key member of a team that built Collective Technologies into one of the most successful Outsourced Systems Management organizations in the country. Steven was handpicked to open the Boston office of Pencom Executive Search. After successfully launching that practice, he joined the Boston office of Christian & Timbers in order to gain a large firm perspective. Driven by an intense desire to represent his own brand, Steven partnered with Ken Plasz to form TaylorHaley.