Letter from the Co-Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to Kaye/Bassman International Corporation (KBIC). When we opened our doors in 1981, the recruiting field was still in its infancy. The idea of becoming the largest single site search firm in the country was a distant dream. Although much has changed in almost 40 years, our mission of positively impacting companies and enhancing careers remains our calling.

We credit our success to our most precious and valuable asset — our people. Kaye/Bassman associates are uniquely diverse yet we bond through a common mission, vision, and life laws. Every associate is taught the approach of Client Focused Search® and Market Mastery™. The application of these approaches, combined with our robust talent, resources and capabilities, are largely responsible for our ongoing success. We have been repeatedly ranked as the largest retained search firm in Dallas and are currently the largest single site search firm in the country.

We have been named the “#1 Best Place to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth” five times and the “#1 Best Company to Work for in Texas” four times. We have twice won the “Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility”, the “Corporate Citizen of the Year Award” from the Rotary Club of Dallas, and the “Hearts of Hope Award” for our relentless volunteerism. Since inception in 2001, the Kaye/Bassman Foundation has donated well over $2 million to deserving beneficiaries. The repeat business from our clients and the attraction and retention of the finest group of search professionals ever assembled under one roof is what made this possible.

What is next? In 2006, we unveiled Next Level Exchange dedicated to providing the highest quality recruiting training and recruitment professional services ever offered in our industry. Next Level is now recognized as the leading training organization for the search industry, with over one thousand clients in over thirty countries around the world. In 2006, we created Next Level Marketing Communications, dedicated to assisting our industry and clients with their marketing communication challenges.  We are committed to elevating the overall competencies of those in our industry and as a result, the image of our profession.

Although economic conditions change, the war for the best talent always rages on. The candidate shortage will only grow over the next several years. Those that partner with a firm that understands its business will secure and retain the best and brightest. Our desire is to establish a long-term, mutually rewarding professional relationship with you. We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of clients and candidates while also contributing to the well-being of our amazing staff and community.

I invite you to make a difference with Kaye/Bassman.


Jeff Kaye
Co-Chief Executive Officer