KIP Search,LLC





Let us do your Headhunting. At KIP Search we know how and where to find the very best people to add the most value and move the needle for your business.  

Our concierge level service, proven process, and professional persistence have time and again delivered for our clients.  We have years of experience and unparalleled success executing our clients most difficult search requests.

The heavy lifting is done for you so you can focus on what you love about your business while we focus on what we love about ours...delivering you the very best talent.


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We engaged KIP Search to perform a search for a Vice President of Finance for one of our portfolio companies in the Southeastern United States. Kip Knippel quickly brought us a high quality list of candidates out of which we selected someone that exceeded our expectations.
— Chief Financial Officer of a Family Office
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Kip Knippel, who helped me transitioned into a Vice-President at a fast growing organization. Kip prepped me for the role and during various steps of the interview process. He always reassured me of where I stood and debriefed after each stage. His communication was clear and transparent. I always knew where we were in the process. Kip made the entire process smooth and seamless. I have been recruited by companies in the past and used recruiting firms myself, when I needed to find leaders for organizations that I have run. Kip Knippel and KIP Search are one of the most accountable and effective partners that I have encountered. As a candidate, I was the beneficiary of the KIP Search process, attention to detail, and effective communication. Given the opportunity, I will certainly use KIP Search to hire addition leaders at my new organization. Thank you so much Kip! I would highly endorse & recommend KIP Search!
— VP, Operations & Administration at Private Equity Backed, World Leading Global Manufacturer
While in transition, looking for my next career opportunity, I had the pleasure of working with Kip Knippel and his search firm. Kip brings a unique approach to the process by requesting his applicants to complete a detailed document in preparation of future interviews to support their repertoire and interests. It truly distinguishes those applicants who are willing to invest in the process and those firms who are willing to represent them in such a professional and organized fashion. Kip’s follow-up and thorough approach to the entire process is above and beyond. I would highly recommend working with Kip.
— Global Chief Human Resources Officer for World-Leading SaaS Company
Working with Kip Knippel made the interview and hiring process very smooth and easy to navigate. He helped me understand what the hiring manager was looking for, made sure I had a good sense of the culture, and was happy to answer any questions I had. It was great to know I had one clear contact I could turn to throughout the entire process. I am thrilled to have found a new position that is a such great fit, and would highly recommend working with KIP Search.
— Community Relations Manager for One of North America’s Largest Privately Held International Companies
[The candidate] walked in and had instant credibility on day one. Kip Knippel understood our culture and needs and ensured our new CFO would be the dynamic player we were looking for. Kip took the extra time to make sure that we had all the information we needed to make the decision, including optimal communication and a detailed candidate scorecard that was top notch. In fact, Kip and that scorecard in particular transformed the standard to which I now hold my own internal recruiters.
— Director of Global Human Resources at World-leading Biopolymer Manufacturer
I recently worked with Kip Knippel when I transitioned into a compliance role in the medical device industry. Kip was incredibly helpful and attentive to my needs from the initial communication notifying me of the job posting, through the interview process, and then finally through the offer and acceptance process. Kip made the entire process a smooth and enjoyable one. It was nice to have someone on my side that I could candidly discuss my questions with throughout the process. I am very happy to be in my new position. Thank you again for all of your help!
— Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Global, Publicly Traded, Medical Device Manufacturer
KIP Search provided us a solid partnership to hire a candidate for a difficult to fill niche role in a demanding market. Kip was professional, listened to our needs, provided timely service, laid out the process for us from beginning to end and we were not disappointed. Kip went above and beyond our expectations, and has also provided us with exceptional referrals for other services as well. I would strongly recommend KIP Search.
— Talent Acquisition Manager at National Leader in Multi-Family Commercial Real Estate Development & Management
Being in a specialized area of law, I appreciated that Kip Knippel took the time to really get to know what it is we do and what we were looking for in a new hire. Kip really worked hard to understand our specialized market place and kept us informed on the search without presenting options to us that did not make sense to our group. Kip also did a great job of providing us with only high quality candidates who had been thoroughly vetted based on our needs making our decisions and time spent much more efficient. Kip Knippel did an amazing job and my partners and I have and will continue to highly recommend Kip to others.
— Shareholder at Top 10 Twin Cities Law Firm
KIP Search was fantastic to work with! Kip Knippel provided thoughtful guidance throughout the process and always remained accessible/responsive. He helped me navigate a stressful career transition and for that, I will always be grateful. If you are looking for an ally that communicates effectively and provides great insight, then KIP Search would be a great option.
— Family Office Partner Services Senior Analyst
Kip Knippel, has done an excellent job of sourcing attorneys for our firm. Kip is thoughtful and takes the time to listen to our needs and look for candidates that fulfill those needs and is very consistent with checking in and following up on the status of various candidates. We don’t view Kip as a vendor — we view him as an integral partner in helping us build our firm and he has demonstrated his commitment to us through his responsiveness and thoughtful sourcing of candidates for our open positions.
— Shareholder at Mid-Size Twin Cities Law Firm
Kip Knippel approached the entire process in a very professional but warm manner. Changing jobs can be so stressful and Kip really helped with the transition. I really enjoyed working with him!
— Senior Wealth Planner at Fortune 25 Financial Services Firm
Working with Kip Knippel was an absolute pleasure. Kip took the time to listen to me regarding my goals, desires, and concerns and present opportunities that were properly aligned to address those items. I would certainly recommend Kip to others in the legal industry.
— Shareholder at Mid-size Twin Cities Law Firm


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