Kimberly Kroll, Psy.D.

Partner | Chicago, Illinois

“Identifying the right talent is more important than identifying the best talent. Why? The best fit is what produces the best team.”

Kim has a passion for Formula 1 Racing – one reason she considers teamwork to be the ultimate measure of success.

“From the owner, to the engineers, to the crew, to the drivers – in no other sport are the roles so deeply specialized, yet so critically dependent on one another. In Formula 1, failing to identify the right talent to build the best team is, literally, a matter of life and death.”

Her own professional experience tells her that effective teamwork is the ultimate measure of success. “I have had – and continue to have – the privilege of doing deep, purposeful work with people and their professional ‘teams.’ During two decades of leading a fourth-generation international business I learned, firsthand, how vital the dependencies are between functions – sales, financing, merchandising, supply chain, logistics, and much more. It is essential to assemble the right mix of people capable of operating as a cohesive team.” She brings a unique understanding of the critical need to not just optimize but operationalize the leadership team to deliver results and maximize value for a business and its investors.

Kim’s work for Ampersand clients includes executive assessment, organizational change management, and team optimization. Her approach is differentiated by her laser-like focus on asking the tough questions that discover the root cause of any human capital challenge.

Career Headlines

LPK International, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Social Security Administration

Civic Engagement

Economic Club of Chicago, Reception Committee
Local School Council (Edgebrook), Chair
Vistage International (the world’s leading executive
mentoring organization), Member

Education Highlights

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
B.S., (Magna cum Laude), Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison