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Meet Robert Kinney, Our Senior Recruiter in Texas: A Profile of BCG's Texas Presence


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Profile: Robert E. Kinney

This month we profile Robert Kinney, the newest member of our team, who established the Texas office of BCG Attorney Search. Robert attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Journal of Business Law and a research assistant to a distinguished professor. ''Working with Professor Baade really defined my experience at Texas.'' Robert says, ''We became close friends in the course of difficult work on a project that took us to Scotland for a total of four months during my second and third years of law school. I can't imagine a better legal education.''
We profile BCG Recruiter Robert Kinney



Robert Kinney is a recruiter based in Texas for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Prior to joining BCG, he worked in the hospitality and customer service industry. He also earned a degree in business from Texas State University. Kinney has been with BCG for seven years and is passionate about helping students of all backgrounds find their career paths with the firm.

Robert Kinney is a recruiter for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with seven years of experience. He works out of Texas, helping students of all backgrounds find career paths with the firm. Prior to BCG, Kinney was in the hospitality and customer service industry. He also has a degree in business from Texas State University.

At BCG, Kinney is passionate about helping people better understand their career goals by utilizing his knowledge of the firm. He also works directly with candidates to provide mentoring, advice, and support in their pursuit for a career at the firm.

Kinney’s experience in hospitality and customer service provides him with a unique perspective on the importance of service and the customer experience. He believes that recruiting should be done in an open, honest way and by focusing on the needs of the candidate. He works hard to ensure that BCG is the right fit for each candidate.

No matter the candidate, Kinney is committed to seeing them reach their career goals. He has built relationships with students and alumni across Texas and is always looking to connect with more bright minds. With his vast knowledge of BCG and persistence, he has helped countless students gain meaningful and lasting opportunities at the firm.

Robert Kinney is a recruiting professional working for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based in Texas. He has been in this role for seven years and is passionate about helping people from all backgrounds understand their career goals. His hospitality and customer service experience provides him with a unique perspective on the importance of customer service and the customer experience. Kinney focuses on providing mentoring, advice, and support to ensure BCG is the right fit for each candidate. He works hard to build relationships with students and alumni across Texas and has helped many secure lifelasting opportunities at the firm.

Robert Kinney - BCG Recruiter in Texas

Robert Kinney is a Partner and Senior Recruiter at BCG in the U.S. Located in Dallas, Texas, Robert has over 10 years of experience in recruiting, talent management, and executive search. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, venture-backed startups, and large private companies. Robert has a proven track record of successfully recruiting managers, executives and professionals of the highest caliber.

Robert's Career in Executive Search

Prior to joining BCG, Robert served as Global Head of Executive Search for a consulting firm. He brings extensive knowledge from his experience in executive search and talent management to BCG. As a Senior Recruiter with BCG in Texas, Robert has successfully placed many talented professionals with clients in the technology, finance, and healthcare industries.

Robert's Commitment to Quality Recruiting

Robert is committed to providing the highest quality recruiting services possible. He understands the importance of finding the perfect fit for each client's unique needs. He works to ensure that each candidate is thoroughly vetted and that they possess the skills and experience required to be successful at their new job. He prides himself on his commitment to individualized attention and his desire to provide the best possible outcome for every client.

Robert's Professional Associations

Robert is affiliated with numerous professional associations and networks. He is a member of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Executive Search Consultants, the National Association of Professional Recruiters, The Texas Recruiting Association, and the Texas Society for Human Resource Management. He is also active in the Dallas startup and venture capital community, attending events and networking with entrepreneurs.

While earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert spent a year studying in Munich, completing courses that enhanced his majors in International Relations and German. "I knew that I was going to be attending law school, and because the legal profession has an increasingly international dimension, I felt that it was important that I have that kind of experience," he says. Robert later spent time working at a German law firm and has a special interest in helping others who might have an interest in working in Germany. Before college, Robert attended Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts.

Along with top educational credentials, Robert has worked for some of the country's most respected law firms. As an associate in the Business and Technology practice group at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Austin, Robert represented several major technology corporations in numerous debt and equity financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation matters. At Bracewell & Patterson in Houston, Robert was an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group. Robert has especially fond memories of Bracewell: "It was just an amazing firm, maybe the best in all of Texas."

In keeping with his interest in international issues, Robert says that he is now working in legal recruiting because it is a booming field both at home and abroad. "Recruiting has taken off, especially in the United States, but also in Europe and Asia," he says, "and I'm looking forward to working with all of the great firms in this part of the country, and some of the better firms internationally also. It is especially great to embark on this career with a visionary firm like BCG."

About Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes is a prominent figure in the legal placement industry, known for his expertise in attorney placements and his extensive knowledge of the legal profession.

With over 25 years of experience, he has established himself as a leading voice in the field and has helped thousands of lawyers and law students find their ideal career paths.

Barnes is a former federal law clerk and associate at Quinn Emanuel and a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the University of Virginia Law School. He was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist at the University of Chicago and a member of the University of Virginia Law Review. Early in his legal career, he enrolled in Stanford Business School but dropped out because he missed legal recruiting too much.

Barnes' approach to the legal industry is rooted in his commitment to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. He believes that the key to success in the legal profession is to be proactive, persistent, and disciplined in one's approach to work and life. He encourages lawyers to take ownership of their careers and to focus on developing their skills and expertise in a way that aligns with their passions and interests.

One of how Barnes provides support to lawyers is through his writing. On his blog,, and, he regularly shares his insights and advice on a range of topics related to the legal profession. Through his writing, he aims to empower lawyers to control their careers and make informed decisions about their professional development.

One of Barnes's fundamental philosophies in his writing is the importance of networking. He believes that networking is a critical component of career success and that it is essential for lawyers to establish relationships with others in their field. He encourages lawyers to attend events, join organizations, and connect with others in the legal community to build their professional networks.

Another central theme in Barnes' writing is the importance of personal and professional development. He believes that lawyers should continuously strive to improve themselves and develop their skills to succeed in their careers. He encourages lawyers to pursue ongoing education and training actively, read widely, and seek new opportunities for growth and development.

In addition to his work in the legal industry, Barnes is also a fitness and lifestyle enthusiast. He sees fitness and wellness as integral to his personal and professional development and encourages others to adopt a similar mindset. He starts his day at 4:00 am and dedicates several daily hours to running, weightlifting, and pursuing spiritual disciplines.

Finally, Barnes is a strong advocate for community service and giving back. He volunteers for the University of Chicago, where he is the former area chair of Los Angeles for the University of Chicago Admissions Office. He also serves as the President of the Young Presidents Organization's Century City Los Angeles Chapter, where he works to support and connect young business leaders.

In conclusion, Harrison Barnes is a visionary legal industry leader committed to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. Through his work at BCG Attorney Search, writing, and community involvement, he empowers lawyers to take control of their careers, develop their skills continuously, and lead fulfilling and successful lives. His philosophy of being proactive, persistent, and disciplined, combined with his focus on personal and professional development, makes him a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in the legal profession.

About BCG Attorney Search

BCG Attorney Search matches attorneys and law firms with unparalleled expertise and drive, while achieving results. Known globally for its success in locating and placing attorneys in law firms of all sizes, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys in law firms in thousands of different law firms around the country. Unlike other legal placement firms, BCG Attorney Search brings massive resources of over 150 employees to its placement efforts locating positions and opportunities its competitors simply cannot. Every legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search is a former successful attorney who attended a top law school, worked in top law firms and brought massive drive and commitment to their work. BCG Attorney Search legal recruiters take your legal career seriously and understand attorneys. For more information, please visit

Harrison Barnes does a weekly free webinar with live Q&A for attorneys and law students each Wednesday at 10:00 am PST. You can attend anonymously and ask questions about your career, this article, or any other legal career-related topics. You can sign up for the weekly webinar here: Register on Zoom

Harrison also does a weekly free webinar with live Q&A for law firms, companies, and others who hire attorneys each Wednesday at 10:00 am PST. You can sign up for the weekly webinar here: Register on Zoom

You can browse a list of past webinars here: Webinar Replays

You can also listen to Harrison Barnes Podcasts here: Attorney Career Advice Podcasts

You can also read Harrison Barnes' articles and books here: Harrison's Perspectives

Harrison Barnes is the legal profession's mentor and may be the only person in your legal career who will tell you why you are not reaching your full potential and what you really need to do to grow as an attorney--regardless of how much it hurts. If you prefer truth to stagnation, growth to comfort, and actionable ideas instead of fluffy concepts, you and Harrison will get along just fine. If, however, you want to stay where you are, talk about your past successes, and feel comfortable, Harrison is not for you.

Truly great mentors are like parents, doctors, therapists, spiritual figures, and others because in order to help you they need to expose you to pain and expose your weaknesses. But suppose you act on the advice and pain created by a mentor. In that case, you will become better: a better attorney, better employees, a better boss, know where you are going, and appreciate where you have been--you will hopefully also become a happier and better person. As you learn from Harrison, he hopes he will become your mentor.

To read more career and life advice articles visit Harrison's personal blog.

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