David Kunes

Co-Founder and Partner
26 years with Huntington Partners

A career in executive recruiting was certainly not on Dave’s mind after a 6 year stint in the Marine Corps back in the early 80’s, but his good friend and now business partner, Leo Turley suggested that it had a certain appeal. He immediately embraced the role of Recruiter and after 31 years has never looked back. Dave seemed made for this stuff …. the clients, the candidates, the interaction and negotiations. Dave built upon early successes in Development, Finance, Property Management and Corporate Real Estate. His clients call him to locate key staff, but more importantly to Dave, is that they also call him a friend. His contribution to Huntington’s placement process centers around two things, superior service and integrity. It is these qualities that Dave consistently instills in the firm’s junior recruiters.

Dave is a passionate, edgy person and the eternal optimist who puts his energy and attitude into many aspects of his life. A consummate team player, Dave leads a team of junior and seasoned real estate recruiters in the identification and delivery of highly qualified real estate professionals nationally.

Dave admits to being a techno geek in both his professional and personal life. At Huntington, he leads the charge in keeping the company current with any new or leading-edge technology that benefits the executive recruiting process. A big feather in Dave’s cap was bringing in a proprietary and customized database that serves as the company’s contact management system. If you would hear Dave speak of this system and its capabilities, you’d think you were listening to Bill Gates giving a keynote speech at the CES convention …. he is quite passionate about it. He blogs, he twitters, he’s LinkedIn, he Skypes and experimented with video conferencing way before it was cool.

On the personal side, Dave is an accomplished guitarist, singer and avid boater.
Of all of his passions and pursuits, however, his greatest is his wife Judy and their sons David, Adam and daughter Amanda.