Which book, movie or podcast left a lasting impression on you? Why?
For the Love of the Game with Kevin Costner. I am a baseball enthusiast through and through. I love sports movies. In the movie, Kevin Costner would always tell himself when he was on the mound, “Clear the Mechanisms.” That quote resonates with me every day. We are surrounded by distractions and noise every day, and it is essential that you are able to block that out to focus on the task at hand and put your energy on the items that are within your control.
Kevin Kurtz serves as the Practice Leader of Talent Acquisition. With over 20 years of practical, hands-on, Fortune 500 Finance and Accounting experience, he is an accomplished professional with expertise in full-cycle recruiting.
At Wiss, Kevin leads all internal recruiting for the Tax, Advisory, Audit, Family Office and Bookkeeping Service Groups, with a goal of continually enhancing Wiss’ internal talent pipeline through the active recruitment of top caliber individuals. In under a year, Kevin successfully placed 20 professionals in the Wiss Community.
In addition to his credentials above, Kevin is currently developing an external recruiting practice to complement Wiss’ other suite of Advisory Services to support our clients. He specializes in the concentrated and targeted recruitment of senior level Finance, Accounting and Human Resource professionals.
Kevin excels in cultivating relationships and takes pride in getting to know his candidates as well as learn what they value in their next career move. He is viewed as a trusted and collaborative advisor to Wiss clients. His extensive knowledge of Finance and Accounting, combined with his consultative approach and in-depth insight of the candidate market, makes him an invaluable resource to his clients.
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell
MBA – Seton Hall University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Seton Hall University
After a successful career at Prudential as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, Kevin pivoted into Recruiting and became a valuable partner and “market expert” to both candidates and clients. During his time at Robert Half, Kevin successfully placed numerous candidates and helped them achieve their career aspirations. Kevin opened an Accounting and Finance Permanent Placement office in Bridgewater, NJ in the spring of 2017. During that year he brought in the most recent clients for Robert Half in the NJ region.
Outside of the office, Kevin enjoys frequenting restaurants in downtown Freehold with his wife Apryl. He enjoys playing basketball and air hockey with his daughter Katelyn. In between watching his beloved Eagles, Phillies and Flyers, Kevin enjoys doing the Steve Weatherford work-out and splitting wood.