F. Kendall Sharp established Search For Excellence, Inc. (“SFE”) in 1991. For over two decades, Kendall has coached and assisted thousands of candidates in finding more fulfilling jobs. Kendall specializes in mergers, as well as retained and contingency partner searches. Clients and candidates value her guidance and candor, and allow her to direct their searches to completion. Addressing each search with tenacity, unprecedented client and candidate knowledge, and a motivating coaching style has earned Kendall a reputation as a first-rate recruiter and consultant.
Kendall is a native Floridian who graduated from Yale University in 1985 with a degree in history. While at Yale, she lettered in three varsity sports—basketball, softball and lacrosse. A world-traveler, Kendall has explored such exotic places as China, Japan and Kenya. She has dived the Great Barrier Reef, kayaked in Alaska, ridden her bike across Spain and taken her two young girls on an 11-week road trip around Europe.