Cindy Kohlbry is the Managing Partner of Executive Bridge which she founded in 1999. Executive Bridge is the Midwestern Affiliate of Conley Search Partners which has a North American and European network of retained search specialists. Kohlbry has recruited talent for most of her 40-year career and as a search consultant and career advisor for the last 20 years. Specializing in executive-level projects, she is known for her broad and diverse recruiting practice in not-for-profit, financial services, life sciences, and private equity. She also created both the Not-for-Profit and Financial Services Recruiting Practices for a local recruiting firm, Grant Cooper, and Associates, which she owned and managed for ten years. Prior to her career in search, Ms. Kohlbry worked in investment and merchant banking for CitiGroup; HSBC, a London-based merchant bank; and a regional bank later acquired by Bank of America. She has lived and worked literally all over the world, but is originally from St. Louis which she now chooses as her primary residence. Her own finance career covered most areas of capital markets, corporate finance, development, investment and commercial banking, asset management, and venture capital. She has served on a number of financial institution-related committees and boards, and on the boards of several European manufacturing concerns. An active and engaging speaker, Ms. Kohlbry makes regular presentations at industry conferences and financial services and Not-for-Profit forums. A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Kohlbry is deeply involved in her community. A founding board member of the Shakespeare Festival, she has also served in the past as president of the board of the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), board member and programs director for the Women’s Forum, the board of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the board of Craft Alliance, the advisory board for the Business and Technology School of Webster University and the board of the Episcopal City Mission. She is active with the Leadership St. Louis, the Bridges Across Racial Polarity group, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Missouri Venture Forum, and numerous other civic ventures. She currently serves as a Commissioner of the Regional Arts Commission, is on the boards of The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and Upstream Theater, and she volunteers to assist executives in their career searches in her weekly Executives in Transition session.
Tel: (314) 997-3996 Cindy@conleysearch.com