Paul Kimura, Principal

Paul Kimura brings a unique combination of recruitment and business experience to Avery clients.

Paul is involved in leading both not-for-profit and public sector professional searches. He has been both a corporate recruitment director and HR director for a number of high technology companies, ranging from Fortune 500 firms such as Novell and National Semiconductor to a Silicon Valley start-up. His proven recruitment and HR generalist skills help him bring forward the best available candidates and properly assess their skills and “fit” with client organizations.

Indeed, many of the recruitment strategies and tactics incorporated into the Avery search process are a direct result of Paul’s extensive recruitment experience in the high technology industry.

Paul has been a successful HR consultant, guiding clients through all aspects of Human Resources functions — compensation & benefits, employee and management training, performance management, and termination issues.

He is skilled in areas such as strategic planning, executive coaching, separation negotiation, and organizational assessment and design. It’s another service that Avery Associates is able to offer its clients because of the unique background of its principals — and Paul’s extended skill set in Human Resources underscores the fact that Avery professionals “have been there” and understand your needs from a personal perspective.

Paul holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University. He is active in professional HR organizations and in the community, where he has worked with a number of education, youth service, civic, business, and cultural organizations.

“Just as Avery looks to form long-lasting relationships with its clients, I believe in making the same commitments within my community.”

“My recruitment expertise was honed during many years in the high tech industry –the most competitive recruitment environment that exists. I learned how to design an effective strategy and implement successful recruitment tactics. Perhaps most important, I have developed exceptional assessment skills.”

— Paul Kimura, Principal