Who we are

KLA team members-high res Based in the Washington, DC area, Ken Leiner Associates is a leading executive search firm focused on recruiting sales, technical and marketing talent at all levels. KLA has a long term track record of success recruiting teams for technology vendors, professional services firms, and commercial corporations. We are the premier search firm in the United States focused on building Federal and mid-Atlantic sales teams. We attract the most powerful sales talent in the business. How? We leverage deep industry knowledge, an extensive network of “A” players, and a legendary team of recruiters who monitor the latest trends and development… We have helped hundreds of industry professionals build successful and lucrative careers… The candidates we’ve placed have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to their companies–some of the world’s best–and have helped many of them go public, get acquired, or simply grow their business significantly… We take a collaborative and consultative approach with each search… And, we’re passionate about helping to build great careers and great companies–by working with the best and nurturing the rising stars.


KLA’s clients are small, mid-size and large vendors of software, systems and professional services in various niches of technology, including business intelligence, big data, network and data security, storage, enterprise applications, virtualization, software as a service and cloud computing. Our clients rely on KLA to build their sales, marketing and technical teams in the Washington, DC area and throughout North America.

Awards & Recognition

KLA has consistently ranked as one of the top search firms in the DC area in the Washington Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists, that highlights the region’s biggest public and private companies. KLA has also received top industry recognition.