Our Team

Kevin Keifer, CPC  (current training)
President – Owner

Kevin has been a consultant, manager & owner in the executive search industry since 1986. His expertise ranges from field service to CEO positions specializing in the High-Tech Electronics industry. He has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of semiconductor manufacturing, as well as a sterling reputation for outstanding service and an extremely vast contact base within the industry. A San Jose native, Kevin completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  In 2018 Kevin was able to fulfill his dream of moving to Soldotna, Alaska and live there during the Summer months.  Keifer Professional Search is now based there with a branch office located in San Jose, California.
Contact: Kevin Keifer                                                                                                                          Kevin’s LinkedIn profile

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Kevin Interview video from Semi


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Kevin’s KLIV Interview-November 2011

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Kevin’s Fishing Pictures!

Alaska pictures!

Danna Keifer
Vice President – General Manager

Danna Keifer has been an integral part of Keifer Professional Search since its inception. She is responsible for all of our Internal Training Programs. Danna Has worked as a contingency search recruiter since 1987 and has billed millions in fees. When she worked with Management Recruiters Inc. /Sales Consultants in Culver city, she was a consistent top producer and Annual “Pace Setter”. No one at Keifer Professional Search understands the “Art of the Deal” like Danna. Year in and year out Danna has been a consistent placement maker and top producer at KPS. She has worked an Insurance Industry Desk, High Tech Electronics Desk and recently a Consumer Electronics Desk. Give Danna a call if you are trying to fill a hard to fill position.
Contact: Danna Keifer                                                                                                                       Danna’s LinkedIn profile

Cindi Swartout
Administrator/Office Manager

Cindi Swartout joined the staff at Keifer Professional Search in May 2005 as Administrative Assistant. Her office, computer and organizational skills were a welcome addition. In November 2007 Cindi became Research Assistant to Kevin and then in 2009 the Office Administrator. Born in Colorado, Cindi and her family moved to California in 1985 because of her husband Chris’ job. She was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom for her three children: Alan, 42; Tirina, 37 and Tami, 34. Cindi also has 4 grandchildren . She has been very active in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and Order of Eastern Star . Cindi also has her HAM radio license (KD6ALN), is active in the local R.A.C.E.S. group, is Open Water II scuba certified and has an AA degree in Fashion Design .
Contact: Cindi Swartout
Cindi’s linked-in profile

Katie Keifer Jones
Account Manager

Katie Jones is the newest addition to the Keifer Professional Search team. Having graduated in 2018 from San Diego State University with her B.A. in Communication, she is ready to hit the ground running. With her new degree she is equipped with the ability to adapt to any challenge put before her. Whether it’s sifting through resumes, running reports, or qualifying candidates, Katie can find the needle in the haystack. Her fresh perspective and impeccable interpersonal skills put an updated twist on the traditional approach to recruiting. Any need you have, she can fill. By networking and using our database she hopes to create a relationship that is mutually beneficial to everyone she meets. She looks forward to meeting and working with new clients and candidates in the near future. Look for her at the next trade show and don’t be a stranger! Contact: Katie Keifer                                                                                                                            Katie’s LinkedIn profile

santa Kevin

Staff Christmas pictures with Santa Claus