Kiel J. Towns
As a former U.S. Army Aviation Officer and West Point Graduate, Kiel brings a unique perspective to clients. He is a True Believer and is driven to help organizations become comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Kiel is Vice President, Aerospace and Defense based in Chicago, and brings a deep expertise in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, National Security and Government Services. With 12 years of combined military, consulting, and executive search experience, he supports his clients through evolving and complex environments.
Kiel has successfully identified, screened and placed top talent in both private and public companies including the CAO, CFO, CHRO, CTO, Deputy CIO, Head of Business Development, National Sales Leader and National Market Director.
Industry & Consulting Experience
After serving in worldwide operational assignments as a US Army Helicopter Pilot, and Aviation Officer, Kiel worked at PwC in the Automotive Lending Practice, partnering with a F50 Auto OEM to implement an end-to-end mobile finance and credit application. After PwC, Kiel worked at Slalom Consulting in the Business Advisory Services Practice, advising one of the nation’s top healthcare companies on SAFe framework adaption and delivery.
Kiel joined Raines from Russell Reynolds, where he began his executive search career. At Russell Reynolds, Kiel focused on clients in Technology and Insurance as well as high-growth organizations.