The Advisory Group leverages broad human capital expertise across geography, industry, and culture to expand our firm’s access to diverse executive talent. They assist in knowing where to look and advise on how best to approach elusive qualified candidates.

eric douglas keene
founder & president

Eric is the Founder & President of Keene Advisory Group. He partners with clients to recruit general management, commercial, and functional executives. Formerly with Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric served as a firm-wide leader on Diversity & Inclusion; and was a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers practices.

Eric has successfully led search engagements across a variety of industries including consumer markets, energy, financial services, healthcare & life sciences, industrial, private equity, professional services, social impact, and technology. In addition to general management positions, Eric’s commercial placements involve marketing, sales, and strategy roles. He has additional functional experience with finance, human resources, and information & technology assignments.

Previously Eric worked for McKinsey & Company serving international clientele on issues of operations, organization, sales and strategy. His earlier experience includes several years in sales and marketing with IBM, O’Connor & Associates/Swiss Bank (UBS) and AT&T. A Shaker Heights native, Eric received his MBA as the Alumni Scholar from the Weatherhead School of Management and earned his BSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Eric is a Director Emeritus and Past President of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.