Kim Keating is founder and managing director of Keating Advisors, a strategic human resources consulting firm. Keating Advisors specializes in organizational behavior and compensation consulting. With over 18 years of experience, Kim serves as a trusted advisor to numerous organizations, including nonprofit leaders, such as Women for Women International, Women Thrive Worldwide, and Vital Voices, as well as private sector organizations including, Medimmune, XO Communications and Medifast, Inc. Under her guidance and expertise, Kim helps organizations develop a clear talent management vision and strategy. She specializes in working with organizational leaders to align their strategy, organization design, and compensation practices to deliver improved performance and results.
Prior to founding Keating Advisors, Kim was a consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Sibson & Company, human capital consulting firms where she worked with organizations to address strategic human resources challenges. Her senior corporate roles include leading the rewards function for The Advisory Board Company, a research think-tank, and the Motley Fool, a financial education company. Preceding her human resources career, Kim was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank and Chief Financial Officer at Teach for America.
Kim holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University. Kim was awarded an International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and studied at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kim is a published author and speaks frequently on the topic of talent management and compensation. She has been published in the WorldatWork and CUPA HR Journals, as well as quoted in business and women’s publications, including the Washington Business Journal and Essence Magazine. Kim is currently a board member of Lean In Foundation, whose mission is to encourage women to pursue their ambitions, and NURU International, a nonprofit dedicated to ending global extreme poverty. She currently lives in Washington, DC.