Our Background

Above and Beyond Talent Acquisition is driven by our mission to increase executive diversity among Fortune 500 companies. Founded by Keith Harper, our Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is dedicated to helping highly qualified, diverse individuals achieve their professional dreams while matching companies with the best, most qualified talent on the market.

Meet Our Team

Keith Harper

Founder/CEO

A former US Army ROTC Cadet, Keith honed his talent-sourcing skills over 25 years scaling staffing firms across North America. A proud graduate of the esteemed historically black college, Hampton University, and holder of a Master’s degree from Columbia University, Keith saw the need for more representation in executive leadership.

This passion led to the inception of A&B Talent – an organization that aims to close the diversity gap that still persists in many of the most respected and impactful organizations on the planet.

Dianne Hillman-Attoff

Director of Sales

Holding a Bachelor’s in Business and Marketing from UNISA, Dianne launched her tech sales career in NYC. Rising to a top sales rep, she learned honesty and transparency build trust. Now Director of Technology Sales at A&B Talent, she leads with integrity and fosters the same in her team.

Dianne’s a dedicated volunteer for equal opportunities. In her downtime, she loves Pilates, dance, and exploring new recipes. Nature fuels her creativity. She envisions a tech future led by integrity and compassion. Her commitment to these values is unwavering. At A&B Talent, Dianne embodies our ethos of inclusion, integrity, and professionalism.

Alexa Nuñez

Director of operations

Based in the Dominican Republic. With a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a minor in Strategic Intelligence from (PUCMM), Alexa is also a Digital Marketing course graduate from Accenture and the University of Leeds. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she’s an active member of the SHRM Global community. Alexa’s journey started as an Admin Assistant in 2021, igniting her passion for the talent management industry. She swiftly advanced from Chief of Staff to her current role, drawing inspiration from A&B Talent’s growth opportunities and values like leadership, communication, team work, and integrity.

Andrew Sutherland

Business Development Manager

Originally from Australia & now based in Dallas, Andrew brings over two decades of diverse talent acquisition, staffing, and business experience to our team. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Queensland, Andrew’s expertise spans executive search, corporate recruitment, and staff augmentation across various industries. Passionate about sourcing exceptional diverse talent, he’s committed to delivering outstanding services to partners, clients, and candidates alike. Andrew’s belief in diversity & inclusion’s power shapes his approach, recruiting top-tier talent, promoting transparent communication, and valuing each individual’s uniqueness.

Our team places relationship-building at the heart of the hiring journey and continually optimizes placement processes to set new standards in talent-sourcing.

We understand the many benefits of diverse leadership teams and work tirelessly to connect talented professionals to high-level opportunities.

We believe in the power of partnership

Partnering with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), diversity organizations, and institutions, we ensure a constant influx of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. Our collaborative efforts with like-minded Fortune 500 companies have not only created numerous executive opportunities but also fostered an environment of continuous growth and development for our candidates.

Our recent accolades, including a place in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Access Network 2023,
Cohort and participation in the NY Knicks/JP Morgan Chase Small Business Program, demonstrate our commitment to excellence.

We strive to facilitate the exchange of high-level opportunities and secure the continuous supply of diverse director and executive-level candidates to the Fortune 500.

Our Services

Staff Augmentation Services

Executive Search Services 

Full-Time Employee Placement 

Our goal is to provide the best talent in the most efficient manner, helping our clients save costs and mitigate risks.

We work hand-in-glove with departments throughout our client companies, including Procurement, HR, Hiring Managers, Accounting, and Legal.

We also assist candidates with resume building, interview coaching, and direct connections to top job opportunities. We strongly believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and we’re determined to elevate diverse representation in VP, Director, and C-Suite roles across Fortune 500 companies.

Join us on our mission to change the landscape of leadership

With A&B Talent, you're not just recruiting talent - You're promoting a culture of inclusion where every employee feels welcomed and valued.

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