Ken Tudhope

Ken Tudhope

Managing Director


Project Pro Search

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I got a college degree.
Then I took the Dale Carnegie Course and learned how to connect with people.
Then I went to graduate school.
Then got a professional certification - Certified Public Accountant.
Then got some good industry experience.
Then I realized I was better with people than numbers.
Then I took a risk and changed professions into executive search.
Then I took a risk and started my own firm and now I'm happy and wealthy!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Graduate
Economics, General
University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Career

Managing Director

I recruit CFO's and Controllers for client companies in Orange County, CA

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Business
Helping People

Day to Day

I call clients in order to find ones who are hiring. I meet with them to really understand their needs. Then I search my database of contacts and sometimes social media to establish a list of people who fit the job. I then call those people and see who would consider moving to a new job.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Experience in a profession or industry.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Executive recruiters need experience and knowledge in a profession so they can evaluate candidates and understand job requirements. So they usually start mid-career. Most people fail due to lack of drive and rejection. People need to really understand what they would be getting into and then commit totally for some period of time.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should make money. You should work hard. You should not take risks."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student