Crist | Kolder Associates is an executive search firm providing senior-level personnel and board member recruitment services for clients such as American Express, HSBC, and General Motors. The company has a team of about a half dozen research professionals who actively track senior talent at the Fortune 1000 set of companies. In addition, Crist | Kolder provides confidential assessment services, comparing a company's existing executive staff to that of competitors. It accepts a maximum of 40 search engagements each year. The firm was founded in 2003 by Peter Crist.