Abby Abruzzo, Senior Associate

Abby made her way into executive recruiting through her number one passion: asking questions to learn a person’s story. A journalist by schooling, Abby went into retail management at Ann Taylor LOFT in New York City, where she became an expert in ensuring her clients always left the store thrilled with a good purchase, and served as the go-to interviewer and brand ambassador for new hires.

Abby first joined Kirk Palmer Associates in 2011 and with the help of her retail management experience, innate curiosity, and passion for people, honed her abilities to manage projects and coordinate all the components of a successful search. Abby returned to her retail roots in a new capacity when she moved to Texas in 2013; recruiting the next generation of Stores talent for Academy Sports + Outdoors. As a partner to both her HR counterparts and Store Operations teams, Abby gained a new perspective on the relationship between hiring the best talent and helping bring about operational success.

In 2015, Abby made her triumphant return to New York City and Kirk Palmer Associates, where she currently employs her thirst for matching great companies with great candidates as a member of the firm’s Finance & Operations practice. Abby and her husband live in Brooklyn, where they can be found chasing their Boston Terrier, Leo, around Prospect Park on weekends.