Kay Tierney founded the company in 2010 as a boutique executive search and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. Kay brings 30+ years of executive search experience to Tierney Talent Ventures, LLC. She has built and maintained a diverse practice of clients including nonprofit organizations and a range of for-profit companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. 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-to-day 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.
Kay has been a Founder and Shareholder in successful executive search firms for over 25 years. Her background combines the versatility of boutique search firms with the proven practices of national firms.
Service to the nonprofit community has been an important theme throughout Kay’s career. She is a Board Member, former Officer and Committee Chair for the Women’s Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In addition, Kay is a Founding Member of The Inner Circle. Previously, Kay sat on the Industry Advisory Board of Directors for Colorado MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) for over 13 years and is a past Board Member for Rocky Mountain Executive Forum and Denver Shares.