True Believer
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward."
- Da Vinci
True Believer

Kiel J. Towns

Vice President

About Kiel

Kiel is a Vice President in the Aerospace and Defense practice based in Chicago, and brings a deep expertise in Aerospace & Defense, National Security and Government Services. He supports his clients through evolving and complex environments and has successfully placed top talent in both private and public companies at the Board and C-suite levels.

Industry & Consulting Experience

After serving in worldwide operational assignments as a US Army Helicopter Pilot, and Aviation Officer, Kiel worked in consulting, advising F100 companies on business strategies and operations. Kiel joined Raines from Russell Reynolds, where he began his executive search career.

Practice Areas

Aerospace, Defense and Government Services CEO & Board Operational Excellence


B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point

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