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Not your typical recruiter… Stanford, Wharton… communicated our story more effectively than any other executive recruiter.Testimonialquoter
Rob Hutter
General Partner
Revolution Ventures
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Kris Aasted



Kris Aasted is a driving force behind retained executive search serving the financial services and technology sectors. His history of exceeding clients’ expectations and flexible, service-based approach have made him one of North America’s leading retained executive search consultants.

Prior to founding Aasted & Associates in 2001, Kris Aasted was a Partner within the technology and venture practices of Heidrick & Struggles, one of the world’s leading search firms. He is recognized in the retained executive search industry for his exceptional search performance. Throughout his career, he has exceeded the retained executive search industry’s benchmarks for execution performance.

Before entering the search industry, Kris Aasted spent several years working with The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture, where he performed consulting engagements for top-level management on strategic analysis and implementation in several key practice areas, including competitive strategy, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration and turnarounds.

Kris Aasted is a graduate of The Wharton School, where he earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He also earned a BS in Industrial Engineering, a BA in Economics and an MS in Industrial Engineering, all from Stanford University. He is fluent in Danish and Dutch. In his spare time he struggles with golf and enjoys collecting vintage electric guitars.

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Kris is not your typical recruiter. Before being a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles, he worked at BCG, the world’s top strategy consulting firm, and has two engineering degrees from Stanford. Kris’ bandwidth on the technical and strategic issues enables him to connect with sophisticated candidates and communicate our story more effectively than any other executive recruiter I’ve ever worked with.
—Rob Hutter, General Partner
Revolution Ventures