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Corporate Profile - S. D. Kelly & Associates

S.D. Kelly & Associates

Since 1987, S.D. Kelly & Associates has specialized in retained and exclusive search within the Technology Sector. Primary industries served include  solar technology, renewable energy, environmental, aerospace/defense, factory automation & controls, advanced materials & chemicals, biotechnology, medical devices, test & measurement, photonics, electronic components, manufacturing software and equipment.

Search assignments are conducted in the areas of sales, marketing, business development, R&D, engineering, applications, program management, operations including manufacturing, Six Sigma/Lean, supply chain, quality, reliability, test, and executive and interim management.

S.D. Kelly operates on a global basis, with a track record of success in North America, Europe and Asia.  Strategic partnerships with search firms located in Asia, India, Australia, South America, Canada, and Europe enable the firm to provide direct services, such as candidate recruitment, qualification and face-to-face interviewing, to clients worldwide. Our clients include established corporations from the Fortune 50 list as well as emerging and start-up companies in the advanced technology sector.

A partial list of key clients successfully serviced in recent years includes National Instruments, Axsys, Keithley, Veeco, Spectris plc, Teradyne, KLAT, Amphenol, Celestica, Smiths Group plc, Millipore, Vishay, MKS, Pentair, Northrup-Grumman, Hypertherm.

The firm also provides consulting services including career transition management, marketing research and competitive analysis, organizational intelligence, position profile development, competitive compensation analysis, and recruitment training and strategies.


A Leader in Retained Search and Recruitment in the Technology Sector:

  • Maintains the highest levels of confidentiality and work ethic

  • Embraces diversity in the workplace, both internally as well as with client companies

  • Consistent performance, exceptional quality and successful completion of projects with efficient cycle time.

  • Recognized as leading recruitment firm in fields of specialization

  • Senior Staff Consultants and Strategic Partners are all recognized as leaders in their fields of specialization

  • Long-term business relationships with major clients and their respective executive management teams 

  • Unique, in-depth search process, including proprietary, customized core competency evaluation

  • Extensive professional network of contacts and strategic partnerships throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia including China, Singaporee, Japan, Korea, India, Phillipines, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 

  • Member of NPA, MPPC, WITI, US-Recruiters, and United Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Featured in the Boston Business Magazine

  • Female-owned and operated business; Founded in 1987