Keith Giarman

Managing Partner, Global Private Equity Practice

Keith Giarman serves as Managing Partner of the Private Equity Practice, based out of the San Francisco and New York offices. He is also a member of the firm’s North American Executive Committee driving overall strategy for the organization.

Keith Giarman

+1 415 617 6234


Keith led the launch and successful expansion of the Private Equity Practice over the past 10 years. Under his leadership, the practice manages approximately 100 board, C-level and senior search assignments per year working with management teams and top-tier investors. He is also a core member of the Board & CEO and CFO practice groups.

Prior to joining DHR, Keith built the CEO practice for one of the premiere boutique executive recruiting firms in Silicon Valley serving the venture capital community. Previously he worked extensively with VC and PE investors, most recently as President and CEO of Clarus Systems. He was also Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at Citizens Communications. He was one of five executives on the senior leadership team responsible for 800 employees, $1 billion in revenue and $200 million in operating income.

Keith earned his Bachelor of Arts at UC San Diego and his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He serves as the Chairman of the Board at Mission Dolores Academy. He is the former Vice Chairman of the HBS Association of Northern California, former Trustee for Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, former Trustee and President of the Alumni Association at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn. and former Chairman of the Western Region Board of Jumpstart based in Boston, Mass.

Private Equity

DHR's executive search consultants focus on board, C-level and executive-level positions at portfolio companies, as well as operating partners and advisers.
Learn More

Board & CEO

Our Board and CEO Practice Group combines seasoned executive search consultants, who are members of prestigious and influential boards, with industry thought leaders who offer deep expertise in our clients’ business models.
Learn More


Whether your company is driven by technology or gains a competitive advantage through its application, the decision to find new talent is paramount to your company’s growth and performance.
Learn More

Stay Connected

Insights in your inbox