Our Team

Taylor Winfield associates offer not only in-depth industry knowledge and strong recruiting skills, but also the intense desire to help fuel your company’s growth through partnership, collaboration and the selection of the right candidate for the right position. Meet our senior leadership team:

Connie J. Adair, CEO

As CEO of Taylor Winfield, Connie has had a long and distinguished career in executive level management, operational excellence, and executive recruiting. She has served as either Founder or CEO of two enterprises and General Manager of a $500M business unit within a Fortune 100 company. Recognized as a leading executive recruiter, Connie has advised Boards of Directors, Investors, and Senior Management teams of hundreds of technology companies in the development and recruitment of top executives.

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Kit Cooper, Managing Director

Kit helps private equity firms and high growth companies find the best talent possible for their leadership teams.

In addition to his C-level network in business services, Kit has developed expertise and talent networks in functions including human capital, global customer support, B2B sales, information security and Hispanic/Latin American markets.

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Lynn Durant, Managing Director

Lynn brings to Taylor Winfield a proven track record of 20+ years building successful teams. As a Managing Director, Lynn offers a combined background of deep experience in executive recruitment executing searches along with 10+ years of hands-on operational experience in multiple technology sectors.

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Kirk Harrell, Managing Director

Kirk has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations with his superior candidate development expertise. A recognized top talent recruiter across multiple sectors, he helps identify future trends and opportunities within the industry.

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Gerri Kies, Managing Director

Gerri brings more than 20 years of experience in executive recruiting and corporate human resource leadership roles to the team. Prior to joining Taylor Winfield, Gerri led successful practices for two retained search firms in various sectors, including consumer branded goods, retail, foodservice, manufacturing, high-tech consumer products and financial services. Her extensive senior level human resources experience includes leading Fortune 500 Companies PepsiCo, Macy’s and Nations Credit.

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Jen Sudduth, Managing Director

Based in Houston, Jen Sudduth has over 20 years’ experience in recruiting, sales and marketing operations. Jen brings a driven, direct style to help research, network and recruit the best talent for our clients. She is a firm believer in finding the perfect match for her clients by attracting the right personality and skills for a strong, long-term relationship.

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Ann Zeichner, Managing Director

Ann brings to Taylor Winfield over twenty-five years of technology market experience building winning teams across the technology spectrum at service providers, hardware, and software firms.

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Lynn Alderete, Vice President

Lynn Alderete joins Taylor Winfield from her San Diego based consulting company, Alderete & Associates, where she had been working with boutique executive search firms with a diverse set of high-tech clients. She has successfully placed executives including CEOs, other CXO positions and Vice Presidents in a variety of functional areas.

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Patty Martin, Vice President

Joining Taylor Winfield in 2015, Patty brings more than 12 years experience in retained, contained and contingency search.

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Keri McDonald, Vice President

As a Vice President with Taylor Winfield, Keri is responsible for candidate identification and search management. She works closely with Managing Directors to deliver excellence in executive search.

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Judy Redeker, Vice President

Judy is a Taylor Winfield veteran of twenty one years. Her main role is identifying and executing the marketing and business development approach that distinguishes Taylor Winfield as the premier search firm in the industry.

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