Our Founder, Senior Search Consultant / Recruiter

Elete's Founder, Senior Search Consultant, Recruiter and Sourcing Specialist Larry Keen has served as a Minneapolis / St. Paul - based Retained Search and Talent Acquisition Leader for 13 years. His achievements have included serving organizations throughout California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Prior to Larry's Retained Search achievements, he served as a Corporate Recruiter for CliftonLarsonAllen, Honeywell, and Wells Fargo.

Previous to his talent acquisition career, Larry had successul tenures within manufacturing operations within two divisions of an F500 company that engineered, patented, and manufactured industry-first digital capital equipment and printing ink. His roles included machine operations, training, project and operations management, production planning, team leadership, and co-leading two ERP implementations.

Continental Hydraulics

"Larry, you demonstrated a strong interest in defining the critical position criteria, skills, and culture prior to initiating the search for our new CFO. This preparation and definition of our requirements resulted in the opportunity to interview candidates that were all a good fit. We were pleased with the process working with Elete, and very happy with the results."

David Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer

"Thanks for all of your (and your team's) efforts in the search for CFO candidates. At this point, we believe each of your four candidates could be suitable for the position and we have been very pleased with every interview. We haven't been able to rule anyone out yet. Again, we appreciate your diligence - it's evident that you have conducted an effective and accurate search."

Rhonda St. George, Human Resources Manager

Ceres Environmental

"Larry and I worked together as Executive Recruiters for roughly four years prior to his starting Elete so I knew him to be a man of strong character, work ethic, and recruiting talent. When the opportunity arose for a CFO search in his wheelhouse I gave it to him without hesitation. We were very happy with the candidates presented by Elete and I personally would have been happy to have even the runner-up be hired. I wholeheartedly support the work ethic, integrity, and results of Mr. Keen and Elete."

Tim Karlen, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Manager

Eye Kraft Optical

"I had the good fortune of working wth Larry a few years ago in his capacity as a corporate talent recruiter. My current employer had hired Larry's firm to find candidates for a sensitive position and Larry contacted me, stepped us all through the process, and helped us both land where we wanted at the end. Larry is a consummate professional, and his grasp of the staffing, recruiting, and general human resources arena is impressive. If you have the opportunity to work with Larry in any capacity, I wholeheartedly recommend pursuing it."

Jason Sharpe, Vice President of Operations

Maple Bank

"You did a great job of learning the position requirements and the people skills we were looking for in our search for a high-skills member of our management team. You surprised us by locating qualified candidates in a short period of time. You presented useful references and detailed notes from each interview. You quickly and smoothly coordinated the interviews, kept in touch with the candidates and relayed their interview impressions to us. When we selected a candidate, you effectively facilitated the offer and acceptance process. You have done a very professional job, I knew you would as we worked together to place a candidate before, some years ago... but you exceeded my expectations!"

Brian Borgerding, CEO and President

Five Star Professional

"Larry recruited me to a company that was hiring a new position. I had never worked with a talent recruiter before but he definitley set the bar high! Larry is very professional, responsive, and is a clear communicator. He also put the wants/needs of myself and the company he was recruiting for first, which turned out to be a match for both parties. If you get the chance to work with Larry, I highly recommend him!"

                                            Allen Wardell, Client Success Manager


"We worked with Larry for many years at Dynatronix. He was able to find us the niche engineering talent we needed to complete our projects on time. Sincerely appreciated his straight forward communication and attention to our needs. I look forward to partnering with Larry in the future,"

                                  Dennis Malcek, CEO & President

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