“I have worked with Kester Search Group and Lee Kester directly on & off over the past 7+ years. Lee has successfully placed dozens of sales managers and outside sales professionals for KaVo Kerr Group (Danaher). Kester Search Group is a true boutique search firm specializing in placing senior sales leaders + executing on salesforce expansions for growth-oriented healthcare companies.
While the VPS for Dexis & I-CAT, after considering several recruiting agencies, I selected Lee and his team to assist me with an extremely strategically important Director of Sales search which they executed on successfully and that individual stayed 5+ years with the business making a very strong positive impact on our companies growth in revenue, market-share, and profitability.
Lee and his team are excellent at creating a consultative business partnership with their clients. In my view, Kester Search Group has set the standard as to what to expect when choosing an executive search firm for a vitally important senior sales leadership search assignment. I would strongly recommend Kester Search Group if you are in need of a recruiting partner to assist with a CCO, VPS, NSD, or NSM level search throughout the U.S.”
“Kester Search Group placed me at Ambry Genetics in early 2014. Since that time, the Ambry sales management team has utilized Kester Search Group to place dozens of outside sales reps across three different divisions (Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology).
We've found his team's ability to locate, interview, recruit, and successfully place qualified candidates that fit into our unique culture to be outstanding. I would highly recommend Lee as well as Kester Search Group if you are looking for a strong talent acquisition partner that has a proven track record of placing high caliber individuals in the molecular diagnostics/genetic testing industry.”
“Lee Kester and the team at Kester Search Group was a key component in my professional growth. Kester Search Group placed me with Henry Schein Dental in 2015. During the hiring process, the team kept me well prepared and provided me with all of the necessary information to make sure that I was making the right career choice. Kester Search Group takes the time to go above and beyond for their potential candidates which was very refreshing. I was viewed as a family member and not another number. I would recommend to anyone looking for a new career, or any company looking for a potential hire to use Kester Search Group.”
“Kate Wright (and the entire team at KSG) far exceeded our expectations with their ability to deliver quality candidates during a rapid commercial expansion within an exceedingly tight timeframe. Not only did they achieve the impossible, they made certain that every single one of our needs were met – most importantly allowing us to focus on our strategic planning and business growth.
I would highly recommend KSG to any senior leadership team that is looking for a collaborative talent acquisition partner to recruit and hire “A PLUS” level talent into their organization in order to positively impact and drive revenue growth.
We will certainly continue to partner with KSG as our team grows into the future.”
“I have worked with Lee on several placement opportunities and found him to be extremely trustworthy, and effective with his recruiting results. Lee is consistent in finding highly talented contributors for our organization, and I am fortunate to have him to work with. I have found Lee and his team to be extremely knowledgeable of the industry, especially in the Clinical Diagnostic arena. If you are looking for a recruiter who focuses on your specific needs, is professional and is a person of high integrity, then Lee is your guy!”
“I have worked very closely with Lee in recruiting top notch talent for my team since joining AccuVein. His ability to identify top performing candidates, with a high level of interest in AccuVein has been a tremendous asset to me. Lee is a consistent performer with the candidates he brings to the table from the beginning prospecting stages all the way through the offer stage. I would highly recommend Lee and his team to those in the medical sales arena looking to grow their teams.”
“I have worked with Lee and Kester Search Group closely for several years. Lee and his team are excellent sales and management recruiters. I've called on them both for rapid sales expansions where deadlines have to be met as well as for traditional replacement openings.
I have found Lee to be extremely effective with his recruiting results. Lee is consistent in finding highly talented contributors for our organization that are also good cultural fits for our company. Lee and his team are extremely knowledgeable of the medical device industry, and they help build rockstar teams. Not just a "Recruiter," Lee has stayed in close touch with the new hires and me, providing helpful feedback and partnership to build our organization.”
“I had a great experience working with Sarah and Kester Search Group. I’d turned down multiple calls from recruiters over the last few years. I was happily employed, but she called at just the right time, explained the position in detail and drew specific parallels to why she thought it would be a great fit for me, consulted me through the entire interview and hiring process. She was patient when I was reluctant and made sure I felt 100% sold on the opportunity before proceeding. She was available, quick to respond and a joy to work with. I so appreciate her business acumen and helpfulness! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ experience!”
“I would highly recommend Kester Search Group as a boutique executive search firm that specializes in placing senior sales & marketing leadership roles + executing on national salesforce expansions.
Lee and his team do an excellent job of asking great questions as well as truly listening to the answers during the discovery and introductory phase of a search. This attention to detail allows them to fully understand both their client's desired hiring profile as well as their candidate's career goals.
If you are looking for a trusted consultative business partner and not just another recruiting agency, then Kester Search Group is an excellent choice. ”
“Ambry Genetics utilized Kester Search Group (KSG) as their exclusive sales & management recruiting partner to place 50+ outside sales reps across three different divisions (Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology) over the past 4 years. The senior leadership at Ambry found that KSG's ability to locate, interview, recruit, and successfully place qualified candidates that fit into our unique culture to be outstanding.
We were also impressed that Lee and his team consulted with Ambry to determine desired hiring profiles based on budgeted compensation and that they worked closely with multiple different stakeholders (C-Suite, HR, Finance, Sales Leadership, etc) to create a streamlined job posting, recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, and retention program.
I would highly recommend Kester Search Group if you are looking for a strong consultative talent acquisition partner that has a proven track record of placing high caliber individuals within molecular diagnostics, genetic testing, and healthcare technology companies throughout the U.S. ”
“I have worked with Kester Search Group and Lee's team closely for several years. I have found Kester Search Group to be extremely knowledgeable of the molecular diagnostics industry and the first firm I think of when I have an open position.
I put a lot of value on the fact that Kester Search Group is a true specialist firm focused solely on healthcare outside sales and management level (VPS, NSD, NSM, RSM) recruiting.
Lee prides himself on quality over quantity and truly spending the time up front to understand my hiring profile. His team is also willing to make the needed adjustments throughout the process when feedback is provided. These adjustments are key to finding the correct fit for the company as well as the position. This is a product of listening to what the hiring manager is looking for and changing the search profile based on this information.
I've also found that when sending a candidate for interview Kester Search Group does a very good job providing a brief synopsis of the candidate, some background as to why they might be considering a change and areas of strengths for that particular candidate. This eliminates some wasted time and allows for a more time efficient interview.
In my view, Lee has set the standard as to what I expect when choosing a firm for a candidate search and because of this, I would strongly recommend Kester Search Group to those hiring for an open position.”