The Advisory Group leverages broad human capital expertise across geography, industry, and culture to expand our firm’s access to diverse executive talent. They assist in knowing where to look and advise on how best to approach elusive qualified candidates.

eric douglas keene
founder & president

Eric is the Founder & President of Keene Advisory Group. He partners with publicly traded and privately held clients to recruit general management and functional executives. Formerly with Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric served as a firm-wide leader on Diversity & Inclusion and was a member of the Corporate Officer’s practice.

Eric has successfully led search engagements across a variety of industries including consumer markets, energy, financial services, healthcare & life sciences, industrial, professional services and technology. In addition to general management positions, Eric’s functional emphasis involves commercial roles (marketing, sales, strategy), consulting, and manufacturing operations. He has experience with finance, human resources, information & technology, legal, and medical professionals.

Previously Eric worked for McKinsey & Company serving international clientele on issues of operations, organization, sales and strategy. His earlier experience includes several years in sales and marketing with IBM, O’Connor & Associates/Swiss Bank (UBS) and AT&T. A Shaker Heights native, Eric received his MBA as the Weatherhead Alumni Scholar from Case Western Reserve University and earned his BSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Currently Eric is a member of the Weatherhead School of Management Visiting Committee and has served as a Director for organizations including Centers for New Horizons (Centers) and the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP).

Eric has been recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of their Top 50 under 50 Executive Leaders. He is a member of the Union Club of Cleveland and the Economic Club of Chicago.