Katherine Young

Katherine brings over 20 years of Executive Search and Talent Management consulting experience to the formation of Young Search Partners, – a boutique retained executive search firm- having worked for the largest global firms in both the executive search and career management consulting industries.

Katherine formed Young Search Partners -Executive Search in 2009 with over 20 years experience in the executive search industry, previously as Director of the Retained Search Division for Hudson Highland Group and prior as a Principal with Korn Ferry International. Katherine’s search experience has spanned across industry and functional roles to include search assignments in the consumer/retail, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors, with a focus on critical leadership roles. A partial listing of Katherine’s corporate clients include: TECO Energy, Jabil, Raymond James, Bloomin Brands, Tupperware Brands, Gerdau Ameristeel, AAA Auto club, Masonite International, Checkers/Rally’s, Tech Data, Intelident Solutions, Darden, HSN and Catalina Marketing. Additionally, Katherine has conducted CEO searches in the Non-Profit sector in Tampa Bay for clients including- The Children’s Home, SPCA of Tampa Bay, The Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, The Centre for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association of Florida, The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, and AMIkids ( CFO ).

Katherine’s prior experience in Career and Leadership consulting only strengthens the value she brings to recruiting critical leadership talent for her clients. Katherine spent over 10 years with the top two global leaders in the career management services sector―Right Management Consultants and Lee Hecht Harrison. Here Katherine’s central focus was consulting to CEO’s around key retention and performance coaching initiatives.
A native of Connecticut and a Tampa, Florida resident for over 25 years, Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Katherine remains very active and committed to her involvement in the Tampa Bay and Florida business community serving on several boards to include: The Board of Directors and Central Florida Chair of WEL- (Women in Executive Leadership) and the Board of Directors, Chair Elect, of the Florida State Association for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Katherine previously served on the Board of Leadership Tampa Alumni, the Florida Venture Capital Forum, and Chaired the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Council. Katherine is a member of the Athena Society, University of Tampa Board of Fellows, and is a Key Partner to the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. Katherine was recently honored as a finalist for the 2015 TBBJ Business Women of the Year. Katherine is a graduate of the Leadership Tampa class of 2005, a member of LTA Alumni, and member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.





Young Search Partner - About the teamSheila brings over 15 years of executive search experience to young search partners, across industry sectors to include healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, engineering, and professional services. Previously an executive recruiter and senior consultant with Hudson Highland Group, healthcare recruiters and oberg and associates, sheila excels at targeted candidate research, candidate identification and candidate engagement in support of young search partners client relationships.

When sheila isn’t finding super star candidates, you will find her immersed in her passions for working out, training and nutrition.



Young Search Partner | About the TeamNancy Brereton brings more than 14 years experience in retained executive search to Young Search Partners. An expert in recruiting high level executives for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 to privately held to not-for-profits. Her broad global industry experience includes professional services and management-consulting firms, financial services, banking, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, industrial, aerospace and not-for-profits.

Nancy’s career began with Meridian Partners/Signium International, a global boutique executive search firm. Prior to joining Signium International, Nancy specialized in Talent Management and Leadership Development for over 15 years. She held senior leadership positions at Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, Gimbels, New York Division and GTE Data Services. Responsible for the design and facilitation of customized high profile programs to enhance individual leadership, communication and performance skills. As a member of the executive leadership teams, she was responsible for creating and executing strategies as well as leading team of professionals.

Nancy holds a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in Education from the University of South Florida. She is a native Floridian and an active community volunteer.

When Nancy isn’t finding exceptional candidates for Young Search Partners, you will find her cuddled up with her new grandchild!