Blending Industry Experience, Business and Personnel Skills, Quality, and Trust to Create Successful Long Term Relationships

At KSC, our team goes about the process of identifying the best match for our clients’ roles with the overall objective of ensuring a productive and long-term relationship between all three parties – client, candidate, and search firm. To accomplish this, the foundation of our process includes trust, integrity, feedback, and industry knowledge.

Our success is not predicated on simply providing clients with a multitude of resumes and asking them to perform the initial research and interviews of the candidates. Candidates’ experience and background are presented along with detailed information as to why we believe they could be a strong fit for the client’s role and organization. On our end, this requires in depth qualifying conversations, asking the tough questions, ensuring the candidates (and families) have conducted research into the company and region, and providing them an opportunity to fully explain and demonstrate why they should be considered. Based on the complexity of the role, the qualifying process may contain numerous steps above and beyond the already comprehensive AESC industry standards.

As a result, clients find their initial candidate interview much more informative and a step above what is oftentimes an introductory screening.

We’d be happy to discuss our process with you, including sharing professional references.

KLAUS M. KOKOTT

In addition to many years of successful recruiting experience, Klaus' unprecedented qualifications and skills come from a 25+ year span of domestic and international experience in the petroleum and convenience store sectors. In every aspect of KSC’s operations, Klaus shares his insight into the aptitudes, qualities, skill sets, experience and accomplishments candidates must display to flourish in our clients' organizations. He has served the industry in a great number of roles, from an accounting role at a major US oil firm to VP of Sales and Marketing with a preeminent international organization in the C-store industry. 

Throughout his professional career, Klaus has either managed or collaborated with top professionals from every major department, thus enabling him to utilize his functional 

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understanding and knowledge to ensure candidates comprehend the accountabilities, objectives and interdependencies of their roles.

Furthermore, Klaus' experience in executive roles enables him to provide clients with executive recruiting counsel in the areas of retail (operations and marketing), fuel (commercial, industrial, dealer, contract supply, logistics, operations), project management, strategic plan development and implementation, succession planning, market expansion, accounting, and IT. His long-term relationship approach, business orientation and retention-focused mindset provide key value to KSC’s distinguished clients.