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Meet Our Founder/

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Kimberly Wilson is the founder of TLR Search. She is an executive search/talent acquisition expert, who has specialized in the industrial sector since 1997.  She has distinguished herself in the energy and chemical industries. She is known for her ability to find and engage diverse slates of talented candidates; while partnering with client's to understand their needs and with candidates to understand career expectations. Ultimately creating a win-win recruitment experience.

As the Managing Director of TLR Search, she draws upon her broad, global search experience and solid understanding of what is important to people and business.  Kimberly has matched talent in a myriad of industries, placing individuals at executive levels, supervisors in functional management positions and experienced professionals in technical roles across the globe. Prior to her current position, Kimberly served as a Vice President at Maxwell Drummond International.

She has held other executive search positions at numerous prestigious firms, including Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry Futurestep and DHR International.  In addition, Kimberly led the search function as the Director of Search and Execution for Eclipse Group.  Before moving into recruitment/talent acquisition, she successfully handled operations management in the retail industry where she built the foundation of her work in customer service. 

For more than ten years, Kimberly has been on several boards supporting professional women in the energy industry across the globe and supporting professional women in Houston.  Kimberly had been a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Pink Petro after holding the chair position for the Community Board on Pink Petro. For more than six years, Kimberly served on the board of Women's Energy Network and is a Past President of the organization. Kimberly strategized and planned the 2015 WEN biennial conference in New Orleans while holding the position of Conference Chair.  She is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP)-Women's Business Alliance, where she served on the steering committee for four year. She has earned the honor of Life Member through her role as an Ambassador for the GHP. 


A dedicated community volunteer, Kimberly acted as a Girl Scout Leader for eleven years.  She also supported several Boy Scout events through volunteer work.  She has also been an active collaborator on the leadership committee for the American Lung Association in 2011. She also was a member of the host committee for the 2018 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto fundraising lunch and a member of the host committee for the Girls Empowerment Network 2018 Conference.  


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University with a minor in Sociology, holds a Strategic Human Resources Certification from Cornell University and obtained a Transform Marketing Recruitment Certificate. 

Kimberly's Volunteer Work

Testimonials about Kimberly's Volunteer Work

"I’ve worked with Kimberly since 2011 in a variety of capacities in volunteering for the Women’s Energy Network starting with when she was President-Elect of the organization and most recently we are working together as Co-Chairs for WEN’s Biennial Conference. Kimberly has many qualities as a leader that have made her an asset to WEN. First she has an innate sense of what an individual’s talents and strengths are and what positions would be best suited for the individual’s abilities. She also empowers individuals to succeed by giving them the tools, trust, and coaching/ guidance as needed to do the job at hand..


Kimberly is also driven and dedicated. She invests a lot into whatever project she takes on. In a leadership position for a non-profit organization and running a large conference, there are always challenges that pop up. However, Kimberly’s positive attitude and solutions oriented nature mean that she meets those challenges head on which has enabled WEN to grow in numbers and in terms of the programs we offer as an organization. Most of all Kimberly truly cares about people and the mission of whatever it is she is doing which always makes it a pleasure to work with her."


-Director Public and Government Affairs, Midstream Master Limited Partnership

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