Kimberly Ehler Founder & Managing Director
Kimberly is the founder of Archer Field Associates (previously known as Ehler Search Partners. Inc) and has more than 20 years of executive search experience building and guiding executive search, talent acquisition and HR solutions at top-tier companies. As an accomplished corporate executive recruiting and human capital professional, her vision and expertise in aligning next gen talent acquisition practices with business needs and strategic objectives has driven notable return to the organizations she has served.
Kimberly is a long-time advocate for changing the executive recruiting game. She was an early pioneer in offering more creative, transparent and cost effective solutions to executive search and has earned a distinguished reputation for providing customized search services tailored to each client’s individual needs. Kimberly has worked on engagements for some of the world’s most highly regarded employers. For one major financial institution, she successfully placed more than 150 leaders across its Commercial, Retail Banking and Credit Card Services. Her flexible, collaborative, and consultative approach to relationship building and customer service has not gone unnoticed, as is evidenced by 15 years of business produced exclusively by long term, repeat client engagements and professional referrals.
Kimberly’s flexible approach has included both the management & execution of executive search engagements and also the partnering with corporate in house recruitment organizations to augment their internal talent acquisition activities. A few examples of these assignments include establishing the executive search function for T-Mobile, managing executive search activities for the R&D division of Research-In-Motion, acting as Executive Recruiting Principal and establishing the executive search function at Intellectual Ventures, and partnering with Washington Mutual’s executive search services across a variety of technology, business intelligence, financial and shared services organizations.
In addition to her experience running Archer Field Associates, Kimberly’s career has also included corporate talent acquisition and human resource leadership roles at large, high-growth, domestic and international companies such as Amazon, T-Mobile and Starbucks.
Kelsey Berg Principal
Kelsey is a Principal and Partner at Archer Field. She has amassed close to 20 years of executive search, talent acquisition and human resource leadership experience. Working for large enterprise, entrepreneurial and high-technology companies, she has developed extensive talents and is highly regarded as a strategic thinker, talent acquisition leader and human resource practitioner.
Prior to joining Archer field, Kelsey founded and served for five years as a Managing Director of Pacific Consulting, a well-regarded Seattle-based consulting firm focused on providing human capital and talent acquisition services. Kelsey established herself as an expert at developing and implementing, with the limited resources of small companies, successful HR systems and structures and ensuring that new companies have the talent needed to achieve business results and advance their market position. Her intuitive understanding of the impact of talent acquisition and human capital initiatives on overall business goals makes her a highly effective business partner. Kelsey has become a sought after talent acquisition and human resource expert by a growing number of venture capital, technology start-up and private equity leaders.
Kelsey has held talent acquisition and human resource leadership positions in successful technology start-ups such as Intellectual Ventures Management and RootMetrics. Prior to these she was VP of Recruiting at Washington Mutual and held several talent acquisition and human resource leadership roles over a 10-year tenure at Microsoft.
Kelsey’s education includes studies in human resource management at Seattle Pacific University and National Employment Law Institute. Kelsey is advancing her knowledge of executive leadership and is currently pursuing her CPCC coaching certification through CTI International.
Liz Marshall Executive Recruiter
Liz Marshall is an Executive Recruiter at Archer Field. She brings over 15 years of experience with full life-cycle recruiting in both agency and in-house capacities. Her career began in IT project management and technical account management for xSides, a VC-funded startup that developed patented technologies in digital rights management by opening and expanding the black space around the edge of the screen on digital devices.
From there she moved into recruiting for CapitalStream, an e-commerce company offering web solutions for the business lease/finance industry. She then moved to Precision, an IT staffing and consulting services company. In her role there she provided talent acquisition and staff augmentation for companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations nationwide.
Beginning in 2013 she has built an independent recruiting practice serving clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500, offering hourly fee-based consulting, retained and contingent staffing.
Diana Verrue Associate Recruiter
Diana Verrue is an Associate Recruiter at Archer Field. She has over 10 years of teaching, training, and human resource experience in both the public and private sector. Diana’s strong interpersonal communication skills and natural ability to connect with others has positioned her as a leader in customer care. She has developed and delivered curriculum for sales and leadership training at all levels within organizations with an emphasis on customer service and client retention.
Diana began her career in childhood education and transitioned to adult education serving a number of organizations in the banking and hospitality field holding a variety of titles including Training Manager, and Director of Education and Development. In her most recent role she served as a Training Project Manager at Microsoft where she developed multiple training modules designed to support the university recruiting efforts.
Diana joined Archer Field in 2014. Her responsibilities include: sourcing, conducting preliminary candidate screens, managing candidate and client scheduling, while also designing and implementing AFI’s social media outreach.
Diana has a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA) with further post-graduate education leading to a teaching credential from Dominican University (San Rafael, CA).