M Kelly recruit life sciences medical devices CEO

Michael T. Kelly

  • mkelly@caldwellpartners.com
  • +1 214 765 7845


Michael T. Kelly is a partner in the Life Sciences Practice, specializing in recruiting at the CEO, COO, CFO and Board of Director level, as well as senior-level operations and staff positions ranging from start-up ventures to established Fortune 500 firms in the medical devices industry.

Michael brings to his clients personal attention and unparalleled access to an international talent base across all major industries at the very highest levels of management and operations. In the past 25 years, he has worked with hundreds of companies and their corporate boards, identifying top executives throughout the world in almost every function and industry.

Before joining Caldwell Partners, Michael was a vice chairman at Heidrick & Struggles, which he joined following the October 2006 acquisition of Highland Partners, of which he was chairman. Michael began his career in executive search at Korn/Ferry International. Prior to joining the search industry, he had a successful career in the life sciences industry that included tenure as a vice president at St. Jude Medical, Inc. and senior-level positions with Recognition Equipment, Inc.

Michael is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a former marine captain. He is one of 88 former Marines recently featured in the book “Above and Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World” by Rudy Socha and Carolyn Darrow. He also serves on the board of directors for the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University and for the Minnesota Veterans Research Institute. He received his master’s degree from Pepperdine University.