Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Build an inclusive,
high-performing team

Diverse teams lead to better performance. We make creating one easier.

DEI Commitment

Our commitment to creating equitable opportunity

As a leader in the executive search industry and a certified woman-owned business, Kirby Partners works to address inequality in the workplace. We also advocate for positive change at client organizations as they hire executives.

DEI Recruiting

The support you need to reach your diversity hiring goals

Building a diverse and inclusive team is no longer just a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have in today’s competitive job market.

Your organization needs an experienced partner to support you in achieving your diversity goals. Our team helps you build a stronger, more inclusive organization through better executive hires.

We serve as a consultative partner, providing advice on hiring practices that reduce bias and support inclusion.

The Kirby Partners recruiting team holds “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace” certifications from the University of South Florida, and stays up to date on the latest DEI recruiting best practices.


DEI Recruitment Strategy

Your path to a more inclusive team

Here are the specific DEI recruiting strategies our team uses when partnering with you on an executive search.


Setting the stage

  • Collectively define your diversity goals
  • Ensure your job description uses inclusive language
  • Advise on creating a diverse search committee

Marketing your position

  • Showcase your diversity statement in candidate materials
  • Research the market and seek out diverse candidates
  • Post your position on select diversity job boards

Selecting a candidate

  • Reduce implicit bias through a “blinded” candidate presentation
  • Provide interview questions about diversity and inclusion
  • Assist you in creating an onboarding plan to support your new hire
DEI Metrics

DEI impact

We’ve worked with hundreds of organizations to implement effective DEI hiring strategies.

The result?

More inclusive hiring processes, more diverse organizations, and more engaged leaders.


95% of our retained searches have had racially diverse candidates.
98% of our retained searches have had female candidates.

Kirby Partners did a great job of listening, sourcing candidates, and helping us secure our preferred CIO candidate. The team was timely, professional, and willing to work within our parameters. Kirby Partners truly understands the technology leadership environment.

Diane Davidson

CHRO, Essentia Health

I appreciate the time Kirby Partners invested in helping me prepare for interviews. I’ve worked with other executive recruiters, and none were as invested in my success as the Kirby Partners team. They seem genuinely engaged in finding the right match and supporting potential candidates. They are timely, thorough, and communicative, even after starting a new role.

CJ Wachs

Director, Clinical and Business Informatics, Hennepin Healthcare

Kirby Partners has been a valued strategic ally – helping us source high-achieving leaders who are great cultural fits. The Kirby Partners team maintains continuous contact with our industry’s top talent. They have the relationships and insights to help fill senior leader roles quickly and with great skill.

Jeremy Meller

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Kirby Partners excels at finding great talent that’s right for your organization with a very personal touch. They really excel at uncovering what motivates candidates and their personal aspirations. Their in-depth understanding of the candidates allowed us to find the right person for our organization.

Ron Fuschillo

CIO, Harris Health

Kirby Partners is a leading name in senior healthcare IT executive search because of their industry knowledge, white-glove service, and the quality of the candidates they bring to clients.

Adam Tallinger

Senior Director, Huron Digital and Advisory

Hire for Impact

Hire a leader who will propel your organization forward

Kirby Partners helps you quickly and painlessly hire executives who will add tremendous value to your organization.