KMR Executive Search

Connecticut, USA


PO Box 238
Essex, CT 06426
Phone: +1 860-404-2526

In the end, it’s all about your people, your team and your culture. Your basis for success. We understand the critical importance of having the right people in the right roles in order to achieve the perfect balance for your business.

It’s more than having a database full of names or thousands of resumes on file. At KMR, we have a deep understanding of what employees and employers are looking for, and we utilize our in-depth search process to bring the two together.

We are more than recruiters, we are partners and advisors.

KMR offers so much more than just executive search and talent acquisition capabilities. Through its affiliation with strategic partners, KMR provides a full continuum of talent management and human resources solutions. These services are delivered by experts who possess the most extensive experience and strongest reputations within their respective fields. This full spectrum of talent management services is so impactful to an organization and to their employees.

Ken McGovern

President of KMR Executive Search

Ken McGovern is the President of KMR Executive Search. He is based in our firm’s West Hartford, CT office. Ken is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience creating and managing diverse teams and building dynamic cultures. As important as experience, background, and skill sets are in assessing a prospective new employee, Ken believes that fit and culture are equally critical components to identifying and hiring the next management team member who will positively impact an organization. His experience includes management search assignments within the market sectors of Healthcare, Financial Services, Information Technology, and Non-Profit, among others.

Prior to founding KMR, Ken was a Partner at Jobplex, a DHR International company, and a Managing Director at Horton International, both global retained executive search firms. Ken established a track record of managing the executive search process and assisting client organizations in their efforts to successfully identify and attract the highest quality management talent.


Prior to joining Horton, Ken served as Executive Vice President of Com-Pak services, a direct marketing production and print fulfillment provider which in 2010 acquired MarketPoint Direct, a private equity-owned marketing firm providing services to the publishing, financial services, and non-profit sectors. Ken was President of MarketPoint. Before MarketPoint he was founder and President of ValuMail, a retail advertising media that was acquired by the Tribune Company in 1999. Earlier in his career Ken held leadership positions with Valassis and Dun & Bradstreet.

Ken is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Southwestern New England and a Board Member of Avery Heights and Noble Horizons, senior care facilities. He is also a member of the World Affairs Council and the MetroHartford Alliance.

Ken holds a BA in Marketing from University of Hartford. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and has two grown children.