Kay Tierney is Founder and President of Tierney Talent Ventures, a boutique executive search and Talent Acquisition consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. Kay brings over twenty five years of search experience to Tierney Talent. She has built and maintained a diverse practice of clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations in a wide range of industries. Since 1986, Kay has provided retained executive search and selection services to her clients on a local and national basis. Kay's success and experience is built on her consultative approach and unique insight. She is able to quickly understand an organization's dynamics and day-today operations of business. A trusted advisor to her clients, she has a proven ability to identify leadership; from the C-Suite to high-potential, resulting in many long-term client relationships and an exceptional track record of results. Kay has successfully placed executives in nearly every functional discipline, including Operations, Sales, Human Resources, Engineering, Supply Chain, Marketing, Legal, Accounting and Finance, RealEstate/Facilities, IT, and Communications and Community Relations.
Following her passion for finding key Talent, Kay has been a founder and shareholder in successful executive search and consulting firms for over 20 years. In addition to Tierney Talent Ventures, Kay was a Partner in K2 Consulting, Chapman Tierney Search Consulting and First Colorado Consulting Group. In addition, she spent five years as Vice President, Client Services at IPS/Slayton, a national retained search and human resources consulting firm.
Kay graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a BSBA. For nearly fourteen years she sat on the Industry Board of Directors for Colorado MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement). She is a past Board member for Denver Shares and volunteers with Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime and Saddle-Up Foundation. Kay has spoken at a variety of conferences and associations on the topics of Recruiting and Diversity. In addition, she was recently a member of the Colorado Community College System's "Workplace Balance Project" Advisory Council, addressing the effect of gender stereotypes in career selection and education.