Kathy Freeman Godfrey
Founder and CEO
"I opened the Kathy Freeman Company to bring to my clients a disciplined approach to search combined with my passion for finding just the right fit between candidate and company. My goal is to make sure that my clients have the executive talent they need to fuel growth, increase profitability, and rise above the competition."
What Makes the Kathy Freeman Company Different?
Highly Defined Scope Ensures An Unparalleled Depth of Perspective.
Kathy Freeman Godfrey has more than 25 years of experience in identifying, attracting, assessing, and recruiting top financial services talent. She founded her retained search firm in 1992, and since that time she has completed hundreds of assignments for senior sales, marketing, and client-facing executives whether individual contributors or C-Suite leadership. Kathy works exclusively with investment firms or service providers within that market segment. Her focus provides clients with unmatched depth of knowledge and expertise.
Discipline. Proven Process.
The firm's success is based on its disciplined search process to achieve the optimal fit between client and candidate. Developed over 20 years, the process begins with an in-depth, on site assessment of the client company's talent specification, its industry position, its vision, and its cultural environment. Compelling candidates undergo a comprehensive interview process which encompasses five to ten hours of customized questions personally conducted by Kathy Freeman Godfrey. Ascertaining a candidate's ability to produce results within each particular client's corporate culture and business life cycle are the goals of this extensive questioning. Once a candidate is aligned with a client's specifications, then comprehensive reference checking, license, designation, and degree verifications are conducted. This process leads to the perfect fit.
The firm's track record demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach. Less than 1% of all searches during the company's history have required a replacement search to be conducted. In addition, over 90% of the firm's business since its inception has come through repeat business or referrals.
The Kathy Freeman Company is more than a search firm; it is a strategic business partner. As a result of our extensive industry relationships, the firm has repeatedly connected clients and acquisition partners or made introductions that have created strategic opportunities. Kathy is also called upon to weigh in on compensation questions, competitive intelligence, and organizational dynamics.
More About Kathy Freeman Godfrey
A frequent speaker and writer on talent management issues, Kathy Freeman Godfrey is a regular contributor to articles found in Fundfire, Financial Planning, Family Wealth Report, and I Carry the Bag. She publishes a highly regarded annual research white paper that measures career satisfaction levels and identifies trends and motivations among her clientele. Kathy has also been an active member of The International Association for Corporate & Professional Recruitment (IACPR) (www.iacpr.org) since 2000. She plays a key role on the executive committee for IACPR's Small Search Firm Roundtable, which brings innovative thought leadership to the organization's boutique search firm members.
Kathy Freeman Godfrey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from California State University, Chico. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband and two children.