Kim Keating


CEO and Founder, Keating Advisors.

With over 18 years of experience, Kim serves as a trusted advisor to numerous industry leading organizations. Under her guidance and expertise, Kim helps organizations develop a clear talent management vision and strategy. She specializes in working with 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 is a contributing author to the book, Lean In for Graduates. She speaks frequently on the topics of compensation and negotiation. She has been published in the WorldatWork and CUPA HR Journals, as well as quoted in numerous business and women’s publications. Kim is currently a board member of LeanIn.org Foundation, whose mission is to encourage women to pursue their ambitions, and NURU International, a nonprofit dedicated to ending global extreme poverty. Kim is based in Washington, DC.

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.