Kerge Consulting is a boutique talent consultancy that provides executive search and consulting services to entrepreneurial and creatively driven companies.

We build and develop teams for startups, luxury-and-lifestyle brands, e-commerce and digital businesses ranging from specialty firms to full service agencies.

Our passion for creating unique and exciting talent strategies led us to establish a business that connects people with organizations and their visions in a meaningful way.

You can count on us to work closely with you to clarify your needs and to put in place the people and structures that will deliver exceptional results.

Talent & Search

We love to identify and foster successful matches between individuals and companies. Our expertise in the industries we recruit for, along with a stellar network of top talent, makes us a go-to resource for both employers and candidates.

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Executive Search
A search is conducted on either a Retained or Contingency basis, depending on the nature of the position and your needs. In each case, we take the time to understand the nuances of the role you need to fill and identify candidates who bring you the experience and perspective you seek.

Talent Acquisition Programs
It’s not just who you recruit, but also how you recruit. If you attract and assess talent in a manner that aligns with your company’s mission and values, the chances for stronger employee performance and retention increase.

Our experience in both external and internal recruiting processes gives us a unique perspective in helping you create a system that supports all facets of Talent Acquisition.

In particular, our Interview Skills workshops help hiring managers develop the know-how to sharpen the candidate-assessment process. Our Recruiting for Retail Talent workshop taps deeper into the particular aspects of retail and field recruitment and provides managers with the tools to attract and assess talent in this competitive environment.

Consulting & Advisory Services

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Putting talent high on a company’s agenda means attracting, retaining and developing great people.

We work closely with leaders to advise on and design solutions for all phases of the employee lifecycle while sharing the goal to create an organization that promotes a highly engaged, high-performing culture.

Think of us for:

- Employee Training & Development Programs
- Organizational Development & Change Management
- Talent-Acquisition Consulting
- Employee-Engagement Programs
- Employee Performance & Development
- HR-Needs Assessment

Kathryn Kerge


Kathryn Kerge is the Founder and President of Kerge Consulting. She established the company in 2007, joining her passion for recruiting and developing talent with a strong track record in building breakthrough strategies that advanced her clients’ organizational visions.

Her keen ability to connect to her clients’ cultures and understand their plans for growth has made her a valuable partner to companies across a diverse range of industries. She works with startups, luxury-and-lifestyle brands, e-commerce, media and digital firms, all of which share an entrepreneurial and creative approach to their businesses, and who are seeking a collaborator who can innovatively find and engage talent.

Many of the clients who tapped her to identify key talent and strategize for growth in their early stages continue to work with her, having recognized her as a longer-term, trusted partner and adviser.

Kathryn also has extensive experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development — having held senior positions within the industries that she continues to work for — allowing her to understand the needs of our clients from the point of view of an in-house business partner. During that time in her career, Kathryn was the Vice President of Human Resources for Ralph Lauren’s Club Monaco division, where she oversaw HR for the company’s global employee population and implemented a strategy to support its aggressive omni-channel growth by building out its e-commerce division, as well as planning for retail expansion into Europe and Asia. She also held senior positions at WPP, where she served as head of HR for one of its early digital divisions; KPE (Kaufman Patricof Enterprises), which was a premier provider of digital solutions to the media and entertainment industries; and Grey Advertising.

Kathryn has been cited in numerous media outlets including The Wall Street JournalUSA TodaySmart MoneyBusinessweekCrain’s New York Business, PBS/Channel 13 and The Employment Channel.

Kathryn holds a master’s degree in organizational development from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lafayette College.

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Catherine joined the firm as a Talent Manager in 2016. She has spent her entire career in the Lifestyle and Fashion industries working at globally renowned brands including Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, and Chanel.

Before joining Kerge Consulting, Catherine was a Talent Advisor at Burberry, leading fashion recruiting for the North America retail division. Catherine led searches across the US and Latin America, traveling the markets in search of new up-and-coming brands and emerging talent.

In addition to her career in Talent and Recruiting, Catherine has worked both in retail management and business operations roles.  Her experience working in these business functions, along with human resources, allows her to bring vast industry expertise to her work.

Catherine has an exceptional eye for design and fashion that was nurtured during her studies of Fashion Merchandising at FIT. Her passion for creativity in business is perfectly matched with her enthusiasm for identifying exceptional talent for her clients.

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15 Broad Street, Suite 3214

New York, NY 10005