Who We Are

Founded in 2001, The Edens Group is a boutique executive search firm dedicated to the ethical, timely and successful placement of top-tiered talent in emerging start-ups, mid-stage and Fortune 500 companies in the Washington D.C. Metro area.  Clients view us as a trusted partner whose targeted focus enables us to uncover the most talented candidate pool the market has to offer.


The story begins with our tagline, which has subsequently become our brand: The Leader in Recruiting Intelligence™. At the inception, The Edens Group was created to help companies recruit the smartest and most capable employees to meet and exceed technical and cultural needs. With over twenty years in the recruiting business, our founder, Kelly M. Edens, set out with the goal in mind of bridging the gap between staffing firms (or so called “body shops”) and globally retained entities whose typical search cycle spanned 8-12 months. The objective was to build a boutique executive search firm with a core competency in recruiting superior talent within the technology sector.

As we have expanded, The Edens Group has built upon our hallmark by establishing SmartSearch™, which incorporates our Recruiting Best Practices model with our core values of professionalism, integrity and perseverance. SmartSearch™ is our framework and guides our business conduct and the services that we provide to the market.