Our team

We combine outsider executive search expertise and broad industry knowledge with an insider’s commitment to answer your talent needs with high-impact hires.

Kevin O’Neill
Kevin O’NeillFounder & Managing Partner

Kevin brings over 25 years of business building and consulting experience to his leadership of O’Neill Consulting’s global search practice. He has ownership of not only the firm’s strategic direction and aggressive growth, but also is responsible for the ultimate satisfaction of each client.

Kevin leads senior client relationships in industries spanning Consumer, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrial, and Private Equity. He founded O’Neill Consulting in 1996, after several years at a large Philadelphia-based search firm and client management roles with two investment banks. He is a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio, where he studied Politics.

The married father of four is actively engaged in his community, where he has served as a past board member for the American Heart Association and YMCA, and President of his local parish council. When Kevin isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, boating, and training for races and triathlons.

Oliver Poor
Oliver PoorPartner

Oliver has more than a decade of executive recruiting experience, focusing on the Consumer, Industrial and Private Equity sectors. Over the course of his career, he has led search engagements for C-level, CFO, operating partner, vice president, reporting segment head, and director positions for a wide range of clients. He specializes in functional roles for finance, sales, and engineering, as well as large hiring and internal talent restructuring initiatives.

Before joining O’Neill Consulting, Oliver co-founded and led a Rhode Island company that sold jewelry manufacturing equipment to U.S and international clients. Oliver majored in International Relations at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Oliver is married and the proud father of two children. He is an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, a former State Chairman for the Leukemia & Lymphoma’s Light the Night Charity, and an active supporter of Swim Across America.

Douglas Rosen
Douglas RosenPartner

Doug is an executive search leader and human capital strategist with more than 15 years of multinational expertise across the hospitality, real estate, and technology industries. Well-versed in organizational design and behavior, Doug aligns talent to fit his clients’ business strategies and cultures. He manages key client relationships and engagements for a range of functional roles including sales, marketing, operations, finance, and human resources.

Doug was Founder & Managing Director of DMR Advisory, acquired by O’Neill Consulting in 2015, where he was distinguished as a member of The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Previously, Doug served for 13 years as Managing Director for HVS Executive Search where he helped launch one of the first online recruitment websites. He graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a B.A. Organizational Behavior and Communication.

Doug is based in New York. His personal passions include finishing the New York Times crossword puzzles and spending as much time outdoors as possible. He considers being a husband and father his greatest accomplishments.

Rose Boynton
Rose BoyntonChief Financial Officer

Rose delivers financial insights to build our strategy, operations, and talent for world-class results. Managing all financial aspects of the business, she is a trusted partner and resource to both our leaders and our clients.

With 25 years of progressive finance experience, Rose first established herself as a New York State CPA in Big 4 accounting, then advanced into financial leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Her career also includes a decade running her own business as an independent financial consultant. In every role, she has built a reputation for steadfast commitment and reliability. And true to the New Yorker that she is, thrives in ever-changing, dynamic environments.

Rose brings these strengths to her passions outside of work too. She enjoys challenging herself in high-intensity interval training; promoting food allergy education on behalf of her son; and cheering on her three children’s sports teams together with her husband. Since moving to Rhode Island, her family also relishes in the plentiful water and boating activities “The Ocean State” has in store.

Paula Bradley
Paula BradleyResearch Director

As research director, Paula applies her time and talent to mentor, train, and empower our research associates. She hones and teaches best practices including targeted research, communications, and candidate vetting. She also supports the execution of searches to engage highly qualified candidate slates that meet or exceed our clients’ needs. Her passion for matching clients and candidates to ignite their shared excitement to create the future together underpins her success.

Before joining our team, Paula began her recruiting career with Fortune Personnel Consultants of Providence following Product Development and Marketing roles for blue-chip retailers including Swarovski and Nine West Group.

Outside of work, Paula is an active volunteer for her children’s schools, community, and youth soccer program. Having married a past-collegiate soccer player, the sport has become a way of life. Her favorite way to spend the weekend is at a soccer field with her husband and two boys.

Sean Cote
Sean CoteSenior Associate

Sean’s passion is coming to work every day to recruit talent that can bring immediate value to the companies they join. To accomplish this, he digs deep to identify and assess candidates that exceed clients’ expectations. His success finding great cultural fits comes from his ability to meaningfully connect with others, problem-solve, and draw from past experience.

He has a 10-year track record in recruitment and healthcare, having partnered with C-level executives and healthcare professionals. Most recently, as a recruiter for a search firm, Sean built client relationships and earned their loyalty by consistently delivering on executive-level searches. Recognized for top performance there, he earned three President’s Club awards. Previously, Sean held client relations, analyst, and clinical roles for healthcare companies.

Sean lives by Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline with his wife Amanda, two children, and a menagerie of animals: two cats, three geckos, and a tribe of hermit crabs. The entire family spends weekends doing all things water-related — swimming, boating, going to the beach, fishing, or anything within a stone’s throw of the coast.

Zach Prentice
Zach PrenticeResearch Associate

Zach’s positive attitude and people skills define his success connecting businesses with talent. Plus, a strong drive stemming from his outlook that ‘success is never given, it’s earned daily.’ As a research associate, Zach actively listens to clients, translates their needs into qualifications, and identifies and evaluates candidates against them. He also assists our partners in building our growing client base across the consumer, industrial, and private equity industries.

Zach brings 5 years of experience in the search industry to O’Neill Consulting. As a senior staffing consultant with The Greysmith Companies, he gained a deep foundation in recruitment, client relationship management, and business development.

When he’s not working, Zach is usually on the move. An avid distance runner, he competes in races from marathons to halves to 10Ks. Zach also enjoys traveling to discover music, culture, and food—especially in search of the perfect brew of coffee or craft beer. With 32 states in the books, he plans to visit the other 18 in the near future.

Kristan Bloys
Kristan BloysProject Coordinator

Kristan is a project coordinator with nearly two decades of project management, administration, and client relationship management experience. She expertly manages searches as we set out to transform our clients’ businesses by connecting them with exceptional talent. Her responsibilities range from liaising with key stakeholders, generating documentation, and managing deliverables to make sure engagements are managed professionally, smoothly, and with the highest quality standards. An organizational force, upbeat personality, and masterful coordinator, Kristan is the ultimate triple-threat performer.

Kristan joins O’Neill Consulting with strong administrative experience across a variety of industries ranging from healthcare to consumer goods. Most recently, she managed the front office for the largest provider of medical imaging in Rhode Island. Her previous roles have enabled her to hone the skills necessary to provide the highest level of service to every person and team she assists.

Outside the office, Kristan enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. For her, a dream day is an entire day at the beach in the summer. Off-hours she can also be found taking her daily three-mile run through scenic Rhode Island, no matter the season or New England weather.

Betsy Palnik
Betsy PalnikAdministrative Coordinator

Betsy keeps our day-to-day workflow running smoothly. Carrying out an array of administrative, financial, and managerial tasks, she ensures every client and candidate who works with us has a world-class experience.

Betsy brings significant experience in accounting, administration, and account management. Prior to O’Neill Consulting, she spent nine years as an account coordinator and administrative assistant with Home Instead Senior Care. She previously supported the success of two global manufacturing firms in similar administrative roles. Betsy holds an AAS in Business Administration.

Outside our fast-paced work environment, Betsy enjoys slowing down—often working in her garden or getting lost in a good book. She has been married for over 30 years to her husband Bob, who together have two sons and a dog, Dukie, who always keeps them on their toes.