Founded by Kim Keating, Keating Advisors is an accomplished team of consultants with in-depth experience and proven track records working with individuals, teams and organizations. Our consultants’ problem-solving approach combines analytical rigor and qualitative assessment.
Our clients have come to view us as trusted advisors and strategic partners in managing their human resource challenges. We develop customized solutions that help our clients effectively use compensation to attract and retain talent, create a roadmap for career development, and develop cost-effective approaches for motivating and recognizing excellence.
Kim Keating is Founder of Keating Advisors. With more than 20 years of experience, Kim serves as a trusted advisor to organizations in helping develop effective talent management strategies. She specializes in working with leaders to align their business strategy, organization design, and compensation practices to attract and retain top talent and deliver improved results. Kim also speaks, conducts workshops, and advises professionals on how to negotiate equitable pay.
Prior to founding Keating Advisors, Kim was a consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Sibson & Company, human capital consulting firms where she worked with organizations to address strategic human resources challenges. Her senior corporate roles include leading the rewards function for The Advisory Board Company, a research think-tank, and the Motley Fool, a financial education company. Preceding her human resources career, Kim was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank and Chief Financial Officer at Teach for America.
Kim holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University. Kim was awarded an International Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and studied at the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kim is also a contributing author to the book, Lean In for Graduates. She is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and has been published in the WorldatWork and CUPA HR Journals, as well as featured in numerous business and women’s publications, including Washington Business Journal, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine. Kim is currently a board member of Leanin.org Foundation, whose mission is to encourage women to pursue their ambitions, and NURU International, a nonprofit dedicated to ending global extreme poverty.
Through Keating Advisors, Kim gives speeches, conducts workshops, and advises professionals on how to negotiate equitable pay. Follow Kim on Twitter, read her blog on the Huffington Post, listen to her LiveStream from LeanIn.org on negotiation, and catch her on any one of these media outlets and organizations to stay up-to-date with the latest news in fair pay, negotiation and compensation:
Jenn Wendus is Managing Director at Keating Advisors. Jenn is an experienced compensation professional with fifteen years of experience in human resources consulting. She has a proven track record in project management, leading compensation analyses and systems development, and developing organizational total rewards strategy.
Jenn has worked with clients in a variety of industries including nonprofit, professional and trade associations, technology, energy, transportation, local banking, education (elementary, secondary and higher education), government contracting, and professional services. Her specialties include developing organizational total rewards strategy, nonprofit executive compensation, staff compensation, market pay studies, salary structure design, incentive compensation plan design, career pathing, and performance management.
Jenn is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), WorldatWork Total Rewards Association, and Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA). She holds a BA from American University in Washington, DC and a Master’s degree in Organizational Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Management from The George Washington University.
Dr. Yvette M. Best, CCP, SPHR/SHRM-SCP, is a Principal at Keating Advisors. Yvette is a results-oriented human resources leader with more than 25 years of global human resources and academic experience, having worked for the transportation, aviation, pharmaceutical, secondary/higher education, hospitality and consumer goods industry.
Throughout her corporate tenure, Yvette was responsible for domestic/international relocation, performance management, executive incentive design, and developing and managing company-wide global mobility, pay practices and procedures. She possesses solid skills in global team leadership, strategic planning, compensation administration, and transformational change management. Yvette has a record of launching innovative approaches to improve departmental efficiencies through planning, translating strategy into operational efficiency, facilitation and prioritization.
Yvette is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and WorldatWork Total Rewards Association. She is a founding board member of the Central Florida Compensation and Benefits Association and currently serves on the Board of the Greater Washington (DC) Employee Relocation Council. Yvette received her BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan, MBA from Rutgers Business School and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership/Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University.
Kyla Ramsey is a Compensation Consultant at Keating Advisors. Kyla started her career with Keating Advisors as a Compensation Analyst while attending Howard University in Washington, DC. She returned to consulting in 2018, combining her knowledge of the Hospitality Industry with her compensation skills. She has experience in job evaluation, market pricing, and conducting research for client requests.
Kyla holds a Bachelors degree in International Business from Howard University and a Master’s degree in International Hospitality Management from The International Hotel Management Institute in Switzerland.
Charlotte Silag, CCP, is a Compensation Consultant at Keating Advisors. Charlotte has over twelve years of experience in compensation, recruiting, and performance management. She has extensive expertise in market pricing, salary and bonus planning, incentive plan administration, and job evaluation and analysis.
Charlotte received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology and holds an M.B.A from Old Dominion University. Charlotte is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a member of WorldatWork Total Rewards Association.