Kent M. Rapp

Managing Director

Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrial, Managing Directors

With nearly 20 years in executive search, Kent Rapp is a Managing Director in the St. Louis office, where he conducts executive-level searches for clients in consumer, industrial, business and financial services, healthcare and nonprofit sectors for general management and functional leadership positions in marketing and sales, operations, manufacturing, finance and human resources.

A 20-year veteran in executive search, Rapp joined the firm in 2019, following Diversified Search Group’s acquisition of Grant Cooper. He has built an extensive list of clients ranging from family-owned and private equity portfolio companies to global public corporations, and often serves as a trusted advisor in an ongoing capacity.

Prior to entering executive search, Rapp’s early career was spent in domestic and international general management, marketing, and sales leadership roles with Fortune 500 (Johnson & Johnson, Pet/Pillsbury) and privately held (Spectrum Brands) consumer product companies.

Rapp is active in the community and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Trustees at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Until recently, he served as Board President at Sherwood Forest (a youth development agency and member of the United Way). He was a long-standing member of the President’s Advisory Council on Athletics at Brown University.


Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

BA, Economics
Brown University