How We Work
Finding Your “It” Factor
Each search is unique, and our team has two decades of expertise in providing top talent to every client. Our extensive network allows us to quickly find the candidates you want to hire.
Your Urgency is Our Urgency
We understand the urgency of filling critical roles with exceptional talent and our team has the ability to quickly familiarize ourselves with your business. Our proactive and proven approach uses our extensive network to identify and vet high-caliber candidates, resulting in a diverse and robust pool of potential hires in a timely manner.
Less Filler More Substance
We use a streamlined process for sourcing, screening, and evaluating candidates that is efficient and effective, and we remain in constant communications with our clients throughout the search.
We build long term relationships with our clients and candidates and work with them throughout their career. Our two decades of experience and extensive and far-reaching network are a testament to the strength of these relationships.
We take great pride in our reputation as a trusted and reliable partner and work alongside our clients to build world class communications functions. It’s never about the transaction. It’s about creating long lasting partnerships and our clients keep coming back again and again.
Transparency & Efficiency
We have a pulse on the market and prioritize transparency and efficiency in every search. We deliver highly qualified and thoroughly vetted candidates to our clients in a timely manner. On average, our clients receive a pipeline of top-tier candidates within just a few days of starting a search.
We understand the importance of promptly filling job openings with the right candidates. On average, we are able to successfully fill job openings within 6-8 weeks from the start of the search. Our streamlined and proactive approach to candidate sourcing, screening and evaluation, along with our deep industry expertise and network, allows us to quickly find the candidates you want to hire.
We place a high value on the satisfaction of our candidates throughout the entire recruitment process. This involves a comprehensive screening process, transparent and prompt communications at every stage, and extensive interview preparation to ensure that each candidate feels confident and comfortable during the process.
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the forefront of all searches.
With over 25 years of experience in communications, and executive recruiting, Brooke Kruger is a seasoned professional in the industry. She began her career in public affairs in Washington DC before relocating to San Francisco. She spent six years at top PR firms, Ketchum and Bite Communications, working on consumer and technology accounts before pivoting to recruiting in 2005. Brooke founded KC Partners in 2009 and has been placing top communications talent for over 18 years. Brooke is renowned for her adeptness in building world-class communications teams and her ability to leverage her vast network to find top talent quickly to meet her client’s hiring needs. Throughout her career, Brooke has built world-class communications teams at pre-IPO companies like Instacart, Opendoor, Nextdoor, and Gopuff, as well as placed exceptional communications talent at Stripe, Slack, Visa, Workday, and other reputable companies. Brooke has also established relationships with top venture capital firms, including a16z, Lightspeed Ventures, Google Ventures, Battery Ventures, IVP, and Norwest Venture Partners. Brooke resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons.
Stefani has 12+ years of communications, public relations, and recruiting experience and joined KC Partners in 2016. She began her career working in public relations in LA and has both in-house and agency experience within the consumer, hospitality and entertainment industries. Stefani spent several years launching popular television series at major networks including FOX Broadcasting Company and NBCUniversal before becoming a recruiter. Stefani brings her public relations and industry knowledge, strong communications skills, and love of matchmaking to her role in recruitment. She is known for her amazing relationship building skills and loves helping candidates find their perfect role. Stefani lives in San Diego with her husband and new baby.
Jessica Hewson joined KC Partners as a recruiter in 2021, bringing with her over 15 years of experience as a successful media sales and marketing communications leader at Conde Nast and Hearst Media Groups. With a pivot into communications recruiting, Jessica discovered her passion for helping clients find the perfect hire and working with candidates to achieve their career goals. As a recruiter, Jessica has a strong track record of placing top talent in a variety of communications roles within startups, Venture Capital and big tech firms. She prides herself on her exceptional organizational skills, as well as her expertise in communications, client service, and networking. Jessica is committed to finding the best possible match for both clients and candidates, and she has quickly become a valuable asset to the KC Partners team. Jessica lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.
Britt Gottlieb joined KC Partners in 2023 after spending 15 years in communications. She recently pivoted to recruiting after a great PR career launching technology startups, taking companies public and increasing their overall awareness. She has worked both on the PR agency side and in-house at companies including Schwartz Communications (now part of MSLGROUP), WPP Team Dell, PAN Communications and Altisource. This industry expertise gives her direct knowledge and insight into the roles she hires for and a true understanding of what both the client and candidate need. Britt’s passion, love for people and desire for both clients and candidates to get what they want, makes her a dedicated recruiter. Outside of recruiting, Britt is a Transformation Coach working with individuals 1:1. She is based on the East Coast and outside of work can be found in nature, meditating or obsessing over natural products.