The High Country Energy Search Team
Kevin Clemens – Managing Partner
Kevin started High Country Energy Search in 2006 with the goal of providing a high quality search practice to candidates and clients within upstream oil & gas. His core areas of expertise are in Land, Land Administration, Petroleum Engineering, and Petroleum Geology. With a focus on honesty, and integrity, Kevin has developed a track record of delivering talented impactful employees to clients and exciting new opportunities to candidates.
Prior to joining High Country Executive Search, Kevin was a top producing recruiter and manager with a Fortune 500 recruiting firm. Kevin graduated from Villanova University and received a BSBA in Finance. Currently residing in Golden, Co with his wife Amy, two sons Ethan and Thomas, and daughter Meriwether, Kevin is an avid mountain biker, distance runner, and skier.
Kim Pierce – Partner, Executive Recruiter
Kim has been a key member of High Country Energy Search’s team for over 10 years. She joined High Country Search Group in 2008 with a focus in Finance and Accounting. Shortly after joining the company, she was thrilled to transition to the Oil & Gas team to help develop the growth in the Energy practice. Her belief in the core values of honesty and integrity have enabled her to be a trusted advisor to her clients and candidates. Kim’s core area of focus is Upstream Land, Land Administration, Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geology.
Kim has 20 years of recruiting experience cultivating long term trusting relationships with successful companies and professionals. Prior to High Country Search Group Kim was recruited to join a large National search firm where she was instrumental in building the company’s presence in Denver. She was quickly recognized as a top producer nationally and went on to become a Regional Director responsible for hiring and training Executive Recruiters in multiple offices throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin Kim moved to Denver in 1993. Honesty and integrity are core values in everything she does. She has a genuine, personalized style and a passion for helping people. On weekends you will find Kim out on the football field, lacrosse field or at the basketball courts cheering on her two boys Jack and Carson with her husband Joe.
Raychel Duncan – Executive Recruiter
Raychel Duncan has spent her career recruiting oil and gas professionals. Prior to joining High Country Energy Search in 2019, Raychel was a Talent Manager for an independent oil and gas company where she successfully managed the recruiting function companywide across multiple geographic locations.
A firm believer that Human Capital is an organization’s greatest competitive advantage, and people are the bridge between mission and results, Raychel is passionate about partnering with organizations and helping them achieve their strategic initiatives by delivering top talent. A Wyoming native, and from an oil and gas family, Raychel knows the industry and the importance of building relationships based on trust, integrity, and honesty.
Raychel graduated with a M.A. in Communication Management from the University of Denver and holds a PHR. Currently residing in Denver with her husband and two fur babies, Raychel loves travel, interior design, and spending time with her family.