our executive search team

Kim Shanahan

CEO & Founder

Ms. Shanahan brings over 25 years of business and executive search experience to accelHRate. She Co-Leads accelHRate’s Board of Directors Practice and leads our CHRO Practice. She has partnered with hundreds of clients across multiple industries and geographies to place Board of Directors and CHRO talent.

Kelly McPherson

Managing Partner & Founder

Ms. McPherson brings close to 20 years of talent acquisition, talent management and leadership experience to accelHRate. In her role, she focuses on Chief Human Resources Officers, Heads of Total Rewards and Heads of Talent roles as well as executive coaching for talent acquisition leaders.

Mark Mulvanerty

Managing Partner

Mr. Mulvanerty brings over two decades of executive search and coaching experience to accelHRate. He has served as a strategic business partner to corporate boards and the C-Suite leading high-profile, mission-critical search engagements across a wide aperture of industries.