The Kinlin Company

About Us

Ellen C. Kinlin, Founder and President

Ellen Kinlin is an internationally recognized recruiting specialist in Asset and Wealth Management. With nearly three decades of experience, her market expertise and global candidate base are the most comprehensive in the industry, including WE - the largest global database of emerging and senior level women executives in financial services.

Ellen founded TeleSearch, Inc. in 1981, putting the firm on the map as one of the first to offer discount management recruitment services. After Fidelity Investments acquired TeleSearch in 1983, Ellen oversaw TeleSearch offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC. In 1985, Ellen founded J. Robert Scott, a Fidelity subsidiary specializing in retained executive search for High Tech, Biotech, and Asset and Wealth Management industries.

In 1988, Ellen founded The Kinlin Company, a full service boutique that works exclusively in Asset and Wealth Management. With an exceptional placement record and a roster of repeat clients, Ellen's leadership earned The Kinlin Company a place among the top 100 woman-led businesses selected by Babson College Center for Women's Leadership and the Commonwealth Institute.

Ellen is a supporter of many educational and charitable organizations, including: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Nativity Preparatory School, Cape Cod Academy, Boston College, Suffolk University, Boys and Girls Club of America, and National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Ellen serves on the Board of IIG (Invest In Girls).