Managing Partner KURT WEYERHAUSER
KURT WEYERHAUSER is one of the most sought-after executive search experts in the United States. For nearly 20 years, Kurt’s diverse background has spanned over 400 executive searches for a diverse set of organizations that includes Air New Zealand, Capitol Records, Clorox, General Mills, Harley Davidson, JetBlue Airways, Johnson & Johnson, Nissan, Virgin, the Walt Disney Company, Yoplait, and many others. As managing partner, Kurt leads the Kensington Stone team in placing the highest quality candidates in top positions with corporations in the US and abroad.
Kurt got his initial experience in research while working on projects for the Command Reference Library at the Headquarters US Army, Europe, and later for US Senator John Heinz, R-PA.
Kurt entered the search industry by joining a Los Angeles contingency firm. Two years later, he was recruited to be the Director of Research for Ward Howell International in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for all research and candidate development duties in numerous industries.
In 1989, Kurt founded the precursor to Kensington Stone, with co-founder Amy VanderKley. Their leadership resulted in an average annual revenue growth of 100%. In 1995, the partners decided to move exclusively into full retained search, renaming the firm Kensington Stone, and expanding searches into Latin America and Australasia.
Today, along with his dedicated team, Kurt participates in every facet of each search as Managing Partner, including heavy personal involvement in the research and candidate development side of the business.
He holds degrees from UCLA and the University of Maryland at Munich, Germany, as well as an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. A member of the UCLA Alumni Association, Kurt mentors students on job-seeking and career management.