Careeer and Coaching Experts

Kim K. McKimmy, Senior Staffing Consultant

Ms. McKimmy co-founder and partner of STEM Search and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration

Kim brings passion, professionalism and perseverance in solving the business objectives of her clients through key staff recruitment, qualification and placement.

With over a decade of sales and recruiting experience spanning IT & Life Science industries, securing over 480 contractor placements and 45 direct hires, Kim understands the impact that key resources have in accelerating the product concept to commercialization life cycle; client and employee satisfaction and retention; and her client’s desire to optimize the required staffing investment.

Ms. McKimmy believes in giving back to the communities in which she serves and currently serves as the Employment Chair for two professional associations.

Leadership & Volunteerism

  • Past Chair, American Chemical Society Minnesota Section 2011
  • Chair, American Chemical Society Minnesota Section 2010
  • Chair-Elect, American Chemical Society Minnesota Section 2009
  • Arrangements Committee Contributor, Institute of Food Technologists Minnesota Chapter 2006 to present
  • Professional Development Committee Contributor, Institute of Food Technologists Minnesota Chapter 2006 to present
  • Board Vice President, Majestic Hills Ranch, a therapeutic riding ranch for children with special needs, 2009
  • Board Member, Majestic Hills Ranch, a therapeutic riding ranch for children with special needs, 2006-2009
  • Christians In Crisis Ministry Facilitator, a 12-step biblically based program for people in crisis, 2003-2006
  • Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. Non-Profit Liaison

Top qualities:
Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“I've had to deal with many recruiters and placement professionals over the years. Regent Associate’s Kim McKimmy has repeatedly and consistently been the high point of those experiences. Rarely have I met a placement professional who is as personable, friendly, and well-connected as Kim. I know when I contact her with a need, I will get a prompt, professional and knowledgeable response, and receive the cream-of-the-crop listings. If you need a technical employee in the greater Twin Cities area or beyond, this is the first person you should call.” -Thomas Gardner, Ph.D.

“Kim is a dynamic individual who seizes every opportunity to always provide added value and first rate customer service to her clients. Kim not only has a wealth of knowledged and experience in contract recruitment, talent management, and business development but is especially adept in her communication and people skills. It is evident that she genuinely cares about helping others achieve their personal and business goals. Kim has my strongest recommendation and would be a great asset to any organization. Thank you!” -Robert "Jake" Jacobson, MAM, CPCM, CFCM Procurement Analyst at Department of Veterans Affairs

“I highly recommend Kim's ‘Building your Roadway for Success’ workshop. Kim has the ability to zero in on the strengths of each participant in her class and provide useful suggestions for building your 30-second commercial, designing your business card, and developing your strategic plan for your job search. Kim also has numerous colleagues in the recruiting field she is willing to connect you to if her company doesn’t specialize in your field. Kim is patient, energetic, and honest; she will provide you genuine feedback on your strengths as well as the areas you could improve on. Thank you Kim!” -Jessica Hagemann, Proposal Development Sr. Analyst at United Healthcare

“I have had the pleasure of having Kim work with me on recruiting for various positions. Kim takes the time to thoroughly understand the company and the position before the search begins. Her follow up is very timely. She is on top of all the details. I would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future.” -Stewart Flanery SPHR, Human Resources Manager; Quality Ingredients Corporation

“Kim has an extremely high energy level. Her engaging personality coupled with a natural inquisitiveness puts clients at ease and draws out needed information. She will be persistent on your behalf and professional in her business dealings with you.” -Dan McCarthy, Vice President of Operations at Solidscape, Inc.


Dawn J. Brunn

A Certified Coach, with an MEd in Adult Education, and 15 years in the learning and development arena, Dawn is sought out for leadership development, career/life transition, and life balance coaching.  She has a proven track record of supporting clients through the process of major life transitions and has been recognized for supporting clients in goal attainment.





Wendy Neu, Crossroads Coaching & Consulting

Empowering leaders to step out of the same old way of doing things and step into streamlined business operations.

This is a comprehensive coaching and consulting approach that serves to maximize leadership capabilities in tandem with efficient business operations and sustainable action planning.

Services include leadership development coaching, process consulting, communication strategies, and decision/prioritization workshops.