Ken Glickman has been a leader in the executive recruiting and consulting field for over thirty years. He has consulted with manufacturing companies, financial institutions, associations, non-profit organizations, technology firms, governmental agencies, and health care systems throughout Michigan and the United States.
He held leadership roles with the global executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates, Harvey Hohauser and Associates, Right Management Consulting, Michigan State University and Management Recruiters.
Known for his insightful analysis of leadership issues, Ken is a probing interviewer who searches for the truth.
When Michigan State University was awarded the coveted contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to build the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), they turned to Ken to hire their leadership team from across the globe. In addition to recruiting physicists and engineers to bring the $750 million project to completion, Ken also worked extensively with the candidates’ families from Japan, China, Russia, Italy and elsewhere to ease the transition to the United States.
Working with several foreign companies, Ken has spoken on the topic of American Managers Working For Foreign Bosses. He has also performed broad consulting work in executive coaching, succession planning, outplacement, mergers and acquisitions, team building, group facilitation, executive coaching, 360 assessments, and is a sought-after public speaker.
Additionally, Ken has had extensive experience as a published writer. He wrote the on-going column, Career Smart, for the Lansing State Journal and has written other business articles for the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, Career World, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and other publications. He also writes feature entertainment articles and reviews for the Lansing State Journal.
Born in the Cleveland suburbs, Ken received his degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He was appointed commissioner for the State of Michigan Career Education Advisory Commission. Active in community affairs, Ken was honored with the Volunteer Of The Year Award from the American Heart Association, served as its president, was appointed to the Executive Board for the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, Library of Michigan Foundation, Ele’s Place and was a member of the Lansing Rotary Club.