Kathy Cole More about Kathy Cole Kathy is the founder and president of DK Cole Company, an Executive Search firm, based in the Chicago area for over 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience in recruiting construction talent nationwide. Her firm specializes in confidential searches as well. Prior to starting her own firm, Kathy was a branch manager for two national search firms, where she also specialized in construction. She holds a BS in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University, she is a Past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association, and her firm is a member of AGC and Builders Association Chicago and a member of the National Association of Personnel Services.