Eric Kean is Principal at The Lee Group, serving in multiple roles as one of the firm’s leaders and visionaries. He manages business across all of The Lee Group Locations, collaborating with the leadership team on key decision making and strategy. The Newport News, VA native joined the firm in 1999 and assumed ownership in 2007.
Heading up the firm’s Executive Search business, Eric’s responsibilities include managing the Search Consultants, business development and other functions. He also likes to “work the desk” himself, getting back to his roots and serving as a Search Consultant which enables him to maintain close relationships with some of his long-standing clients.
Many of those clients have grown their business at The Lee Group to include staffing, which is another area of the firm Eric helps lead. From time to time, Eric also enjoys training staffing team members on various topics, often related to working a permanent placement search.
Eric embodies The Lee Group difference – connecting people and making the right matches by taking the time to have the conversations and build relationships. While The Lee Group embraces the latest technology, Eric knows that time-tested “old school” principles grounded in conversation and human interaction are what produce the best outcomes. Eric calls it the “business of people,” and it’s what sets The Lee Group apart.
When he’s not helping clients, Eric loves to hang out and do things with his family – being outdoors whenever possible. He has a love/hate relationship with yard work, which he considers kind of a hobby. Eric also enjoys snowboarding on rare occasion and working on his golf game.
Attending college at Christopher Newport University, Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He continues to remain involved with his alma mater, serving on the Board of Advisors for the Luter School of Business and as an active member for the CNU Alumni Society Peninsula Chapter Board.