Curators & Confidants passionate about building relationships driven by creativity and trust.

Concierge service driven by human insight and integrity.
For over 25 years, Leslie Kay and Hillary Black have been connecting top-pedigree full-time and freelance talent with advertising agencies, branding firms and direct-to-clients. Leslie, Hillary and the firm’s team of talent managers specialize in identifying, educating and counseling talent in all areas of career development, with an established reputation for their concierge, personal approach to staffing – driven by human insight and integrity.

We are problem solvers.
In times like these, more than ever Kay & Black’s experts are well-equipped to respond to today’s constantly evolving advertising atmosphere. Not only can our team locate the best talent for your openings, but also understand each unique culture to properly match the human behind the talent. Creative problem solving is not just part of our vision at Kay & Black—it’s something we do every day.

Certified Women's Business Enterprise

Our Services

Kay & Black offers talent acquisition, coaching for individuals & organizations, outplacement services, agency search and learning & development workshops. We believe in nurturing talent as well as advocating for our clients’ needs so that all can discover their most successful and satisfying career relationship.

FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Recruitment

Recruitment

Coaching for Employees & Outplacement

Agency Search

Organizational & Talent Strategy

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Career Coaching

Leadership Coaching

Industry Expertise

Workshops

A Peek At Connections Made

Keeping Us Humble

  • Leslie and Hillary have the deepest rolodex and biggest hearts in the business.  They go above and beyond to understand the exact needs of the job to match with the best candidates.  I feel I can call them anytime day or night and they are on the case in no time.

    Bill Oberlander Executive Creative Director, OBERLAND (Small Agency of The Year 2018)
  • The best thing about working with Hillary and Kay & Black is that they care so much about the human experience. They won’t just send a candidate befitting the standard criteria, they’ll go above and beyond to ensure submitted candidates are not only A list talent, but those who will compliment and promote a positive and creative culture as well. Hillary has also been an amazing career mentor to me, always making time for the people she meets along the way, and that is invaluable.

    Heather Beck Creative Resource Director at Momentum Worldwide
  • Kay & Black found us the perfect team to run one of our most important accounts. It was a very hard-to-fill role and they nailed it! We constantly remark that they totally get our culture and find us talent that’s the right fit. That's no easy task and we find ourselves saying "thank you" on a weekly basis.

    Sandy Greenberg The Terri & Sandy Solutioin (Small Agency of The Year 2017)

Keeping Us Humble

  • Leslie and Hillary have the deepest rolodex and biggest hearts in the business.  They go above and beyond to understand the exact needs of the job to match with the best candidates.  I feel I can call them anytime day or night and they are on the case in no time.

    Bill Oberlander Executive Creative Director, OBERLAND (Small Agency of The Year 2018)
  • The best thing about working with Hillary and Kay & Black is that they care so much about the human experience. They won’t just send a candidate befitting the standard criteria, they’ll go above and beyond to ensure submitted candidates are not only A list talent, but those who will compliment and promote a positive and creative culture as well. Hillary has also been an amazing career mentor to me, always making time for the people she meets along the way, and that is invaluable.

    Heather Beck Creative Resource Director at Momentum Worldwide
  • Kay & Black found us the perfect team to run one of our most important accounts. It was a very hard-to-fill role and they nailed it! We constantly remark that they totally get our culture and find us talent that’s the right fit. That's no easy task and we find ourselves saying "thank you" on a weekly basis.

    Sandy Greenberg The Terri & Sandy Solutioin (Small Agency of The Year 2017)