Taylor/Haley Search Partners, LLC
Taylor/Haley Search Partners, LLC is a boutique, “exclusivity-based”
retained search firm specializing in the permanent and
interim placement of entrepreneurial senior executives.
With over 15 years of combined search experience, our
principals have expertise in Software/Internet, Professional
Services, Emerging Technology, Direct Marketing/Retail,
and Pharmaceutical/Biotech across a variety of functional
disciplines. Based in Boston, we work with startups,
mid-tier, and venture-backed companies. Our clients
have a heightened sense of urgency because they are
in a perpetual race to build brand, increase revenues,
establish leadership, and most importantly, offer return
on investment to shareholders and investors. Like our
clients, we place a premium on execution and results.
Taylor/Haley’s search process allows for quick
and accurate calibration of client expectations around
concrete benchmarks, with complete accountability at
all times…we can often present qualified candidates
for client interview within two weeks of initiating
an assignment. Each and every search is customized for
each and every client. Taylor/Haley does not believe
in inflexible or traditional fee structures, only that
our principals function as exclusive agents in order
to manage quality and delivery.
Ken Plasz, Jr.
Unlike most in the search profession, Ken became an
executive recruiter by design. He began his career out
of college as a Research Director for a boutique in
the Midwest. Ken acquired valuable corporate experience
during a seven-year hiatus with the Pharmaceutical Products
Division of Abbott Laboratories, after which he returned
to search, joining the Boston office of Christian &
Timbers. Realizing a greater affinity for the boutique
model, Ken teamed up with a Midwest-based specialty
firm. He opened the doors of their New England office
and provided the leadership and direction necessary
to drive business forward in a market rebounding from
a period of economic correction. Driven by an intense
desire to represent his own brand, Ken partnered with
Steven LaKind to form TAYLOR/HALEY.
Steven’s professional career has followed a singular
path…recruiting. He began as an agent for a leading
Sports and Entertainment firm in New York City where
he recruited professional and non-professional athletes
and recording artists. Lured by the technology boom,
Steven joined Pencom Systems, a nationally known recruiting
firm. He quickly became a key member of the team that
built Collective Technologies into one of the most successful
Outsourced Systems Management organizations in the country.
Steven was handpicked to open the Boston office of Pencom
Executive Search. After successfully launching that
practice, he joined the Boston office of Christian &
Timbers in order to gain a large firm perspective. Driven
by an intense desire to represent his own brand, Steven
partnered with Ken Plasz to form TAYLOR/HALEY.
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