The merger expands KLR’s existing healthcare practice, enables entry into the senior living industry including nursing home and assisted living markets.

Boston – KLR Executive Search Group is pleased to announce that Next Exec, a premier executive search and coaching firm, has joined KLR.  With this expansion, KLR Executive Search Group gains a premier team of professionals who have very deep experience within the healthcare, consumer products and retail industries.  This complements KLR’s deep expertise in executive recruiting for financial, healthcare, retail, accounting and technology companies.

Joining KLR will be Partners Murray Lee and Karen Bradford.  Both executives have extensive experience in the healthcare and retail industries, further enhancing the depth of our Search practice.

“To provide exceptional care, providers must select and prioritize the next generation of leadership, said Ed Blum, Partner, KLR Executive Search Group.  “The experience that Murray and Karen bring to the healthcare industry, along with their years of dedication, will enhance our depth of resources in the New England marketplace”.

“I’m excited to join the exceptional team at KLR and expand the footprint of this leading Executive Search Firm to better serve the Healthcare and Retail businesses in New England,” said Murray Lee. “KLR has an outstanding reputation in the market by their record of consistently delivering successful candidates for their clients. There’s a natural fit between our experience and KLR’s deep experience in providing businesses with excellent C-suite talent,” adds Karen Bradford. 

        KLR Executive Search Group is a full-service recruiting firm dedicated to connecting the very best people with great opportunities.  Our areas of expertise are in Technology, Accounting & Finance, Nonprofit, Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Retail and Healthcare.  We are a sister company of KLR.


  KLR is a New England Regional Public Accounting Firm that is ranked among the Top 100 firms in the United States.  From its five office locations in Boston, Providence, Newport, Waltham & Shanghai, the 250+ person firm provides assurance, tax, and business advisory services to private and publicly-held companies throughout the United States and abroad.  KLR is a member of Leading Edge Alliance Global, the 2nd largest international professional association of independently-owned accounting, financial, and business advisory firms.