Cyd Kinney


Cyd Kinney serves as partner in DHR’s Detroit office. Her approach to search is rooted in an operations and business process improvement background with a goal to make the search process seamless for her clients and candidates.

Cyd Kinney

+1 248 494 4537


For more than 20 years Cyd has been a successful search consultant with a focus on C-suite recruitment in nonprofit, higher education and healthcare. Clients include College for Creative Studies, Cornell College, Detroit Public Television, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, eiNetwork, Grand Valley State University, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Matrix Human Services, Michigan Science Center and The War Memorial.

Prior to joining DHR, Cyd served as Managing Director at a global executive search firm. Before that, she was Vice President of Business Process Improvement for National TechTeam, a provider of comprehensive, knowledge-based support solutions and a Systems Engineer at IBM.

Cyd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College. She is active with many of the nonprofit clients she serves.

In the words of clients

Kris T. Nicholoff

CEO/Executive Director, Michigan Osteopathic Association

“Consummate Professional equals Cyd Kinney. Need I say more? Not really, but I will.

Do you need to be sure all boxes are checked? Do you need someone to level with you? Do you need resolution?

Cyd Kinney’s anticipatory skill coupled with impeccable follow through are vital ingredients for a top notch final product. Thank you, Cyd Kinney. You set the pace!”


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