“Katherine Young is one of the best strategic business partners with whom I have ever worked. She makes it a point to know the leadership, business and competencies, which gives her a clear vision of what makes a successful hire. She is responsive, results oriented, and a great communicator. Katherine is a true professional with the utmost integrity. She cannot help but find the best and the brightest, as she exudes these qualities herself. Her expertise flawlessly brings an invaluable retained search model and process to the table. Katherine is the competitive advantage when it comes to retained search.”

-Sue Hardt, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Facilities, and Real Estate HealthPlan Holdings

“As chair of a non-profit board, I found myself leading a board of directors that needed to replace a well-respected and tenured executive director for The Centre. Katherine’s name continued to come up from numerous colleagues and ultimately we engaged her to help us with our search. She listened to our needs, asked insightful questions and spent time understanding our organization. She worked diligently to compile a list of potential candidates, performed detailed screening based upon our defined criteria and presented a viable slate of candidates for our ultimate consideration. I especially appreciated Katherine’s insightfulness and sharing of experiences. She stayed engaged throughout the process and, even after we selected our new ED, she continued to follow up to ensure we were satisfied. In fact, she continues to support The Centre by attending fundraising events. I highly recommend Katherine Young as a partner in helping your organization select the right person for the right position.”

-Deidre A. Brown, TECO Energy Sr. VP for Corporate Strategy & Technology & Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

“Katherine has provided excellent service to HSN over the years, sourcing top talent in some very challenging roles. She is smart, articulate and professional and represents our team well. She has a unique ability to cut through the noise and uncover the truly substantive talent. I have a very high degree of trust and confidence in Katherine’s ability to fill positions with the best talent. I highly recommend her as a search professional.”

-Lisa Letizio, Executive Vice President, Human Resources HSNi

“Katherine provided amazing support to our Board of Directors in filling our President/Chief Executive Officer position.  She developed a thorough understanding of our hiring needs, an exceptional interview process, and provided all of the logistical support needed to see the process through.  More than that, Katherine truly became part of our team.  She exhibited the same commitment as our volunteer board members to finding the right person to lead this vital non-profit, community based, service organization.  She took our mission to heart.  She demonstrated a complete understanding of how important it was to find candidates with not only amazing qualifications, but also leaders who have those personal and intangible qualities that make good organizations great.     The success of our hiring process was not from luck or happenstance – – it was because of Katherine.”

-Gary Weisman- Board Chair, The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

“My experience working with Katherine from the initial interview all the way through to the job offer, was surpassed only by her enthusiasm, knowledge of her Client, and professional demeanor. Throughout my job search, Katherine was the only executive recruiter who maintained constant communication with me and delivered feedback in a timely manner. Her professionalism and expertise made the entire process seamless. I highly recommend Katherine as an executive recruiter, not only for her skills and knowledge, but also for her outstanding relationship building qualities.

-Bonnie Shor, Director, Employee Relations and Staffing, AAA Auto Club South

“Our partnership with Katherine Young for the past seven years has been exceptional. Her attention to detail, sense of urgency and looking out for the best of the Company as well as the candidate has been one of her strongest values. Our partnership has been centered in trust, support and understanding our industry market trends. She is a pleasure to work with—she is an extension of our HR team!

Katherine is an extremely talented Executive Search Executive. Her dynamic personality, attention to details, business acumen, in-depth understanding of talent needs and wants make her an unique expert in the field. She is extremely thorough on her searches, provides effective feedback to both the client and the candidate. She always will do what is the right thing! If you are looking  for someone to make a difference in your search — don’t look further – Katherine is your new ambassador!”

-Betsy Irizarry, VP of HR, PMSI

“I would gladly recommend Katherine’s outstanding professionalism and service to anyone in need of a true recruiting expert. Katherine has the knowledge, insight and personality to help your  organization achieve its HR goals. I’m proud that she is my classmate through Leadership Tampa’s Class of 2005, and that I got the chance to meet and learn from such a remarkable woman.”

-Jenny Weigle-  Social Media/ Marketing/ Consulting- CareerBuilder and Salesforce.com

“Katherine, I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the results of the last two searches you performed for Colonial Bank. With assets of $26 billion and 4,800 employees in 5 states, our g growth plan for Human Resources called for the addition of experienced Managers in the Base Compensation and Benefits areas. You and your team were able to source, qualify and present multiple candidates for each position in a timely manner, providing regular updates and helpful feedback regarding our search criteria. We filled both of these critical, specialized positions within our desired time frame and find ourselves well positioned for budget, annual benefits enrollment and annual performance appraisals this Fall. We have been able to experience, firsthand,  Katherine’s search process and I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking to fill Human Resource Professional positions.”

-Rudi Thompson- EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Hancock Bank

“I help leaders enhance innovation and competitiveness by using talent data-driven insights. Katherine is an energetic, respected and experienced executive search professional with whom I have had several opportunities to collaborate.”

-Gena Cox – Senior Consultant with IBM Smarter Workforce

“Katherine is a creative thought leader who offers keen insight, exceptional resources and innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of clients. She applies her high energy, phenomenal network and vast experience with building people and organizational capabilities to achieve stellar results.”

-Linda Allen- HR Leader- JP Morgan Chase

“I have fully enjoyed my relationship with Young Search Partners.  When I embarked on an executive search and engaged the services of Katherine and her team, not only were they successful in finding the perfect candidate they provided superior service throughout the engagement.  The teamwork was outstanding and working with her was both enjoyable and rewarding as she provided suggestions and creative ideas while working hand and hand with us through the process.

In addition to being the ultimate professional and extremely knowledgeable, she took the time to understand my industry and what type of professional our organization needed. I have been 110% satisfied with our partnership. I will certainly use her services again and will refer Young Search Partners to others without hesitation.”

-Philip K. Bell, President Steel Manufacturers Association

“It is of course flattering to receive interest from executive search professionals, but when Katherine Young calls you can bet that there is a very special opportunity around the corner.  Katherine is amiable, strategic and well-researched.  She works with outstanding organizations.  And she seems to have a sixth sense for finding a great match.  It was in no small measure her forthright manner and gracious persuasion that led me to move from a position I liked to one I will love.  I am ever grateful.”

-Jamey Stowell, Director Corporate Development, INSEAD