President & CEO
Keith Zillifro has been recruiting for nearly thirty-five years. He spent fifteen years working for two different offices of Management Recruiters International, Inc. before starting Zillifro & Associates, in January, 1999. While with that firm, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame; recognized as a National Pacesetter seven times (including four of the last five years prior to leaving); and, remained a Certified Senior Account Manager since first achieving the designation in 1987. The “CSAM” designation is the highest professional recognition achievable within the organization, and Keith served on its Improvement Committee. He achieved national recognition as a paper chemicals recruiter—but, now works all types of chemicals and related products, and energy.
Prior to becoming a recruiter, he held sales, marketing, and management positions in the public and private sectors. Specifically, Keith served as Director of the West Virginia Fuel and Energy Office during the OPEC oil embargo and as a Trade Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In the private sector, he was Manager of Market Planning for Koch Carbon, Senior Market Analyst for ARCO Coal Company and Manager of Marketing Services for the coal division of Transco Energy Company. These assignments afforded opportunities to live, work, and travel in various areas of the United States. Two of his positions involved international trade. These experiences have proven invaluable in relating to various candidate and employer needs.
Holding Bachelors and Masters Degrees, he has also successfully completed doctoral level courses with an emphasis on career planning and development, and personnel administration.
Keith was a leader in the successful campaign to renovate and/or replace all public schools in Dare County, North Carolina.
In 2008, he founded a ministry called “Strangers in a Foreign Land” which helped students from Thailand, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Macedonia, and Turkey during the worst part of the recession from 2008 to 2011.
He, and his wife, are now starting/building two ministries called “Traveling with Jesus”, and “Garden Refuge”. One will deal with the trials of being on the road as a Christian, and the other with the exhaustion which results from being a long-term caregiver.
Keith will be publishing a book on traditional values in America in 2019.