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Adam Rockey

Senior Executive Recruiter, Executive Search Services

Adam Rockey brings over a decade of client and candidate development, recruiting and consulting experience to Kirby Bates Associates since joining in 2022. Having served the last seven years as a Director of Executive Search, he thrives in healthcare, academic, and non-profit executive talent acquisition environments.

Adam’s relationship focused style and ability to develop innovative sourcing strategies to identify qualified candidates has allowed him to develop recruitment partner relationships with national non-profits, healthcare systems, universities, and organizations across the country. He is adept at mining multiple databases for access to active candidates, in addition to mining his many professional relationships for access to passive candidates. Adam’s unique understanding of organizational culture ensures a strategic match for both candidates and clients resulting in long-term retention.

Prior to joining KBA, Adam served as an account representative for Callaway Golf and as Director of Golf at a 27-hole Arnold Palmer designed golf club.

Adam received his Bachelor’s degree in Business with a major in Marketing from Illinois State University. He serves on the Young Professionals Board of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital. Adam is also very active in his church where he serves in student ministry and as a Deacon. As a decade-long volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Louis, MO, Adam was named Big Brother of the Year for the State of Missouri in 2019.