Kim Devane


Kim Devane

In 2007, local entrepreneur and Framingham State alumna Kim Devane ’02 launched a successful consulting firm, while staying at home to raise her family.

Devane is the founder and managing director of Entrust Research & Recruiting LLC, which conducts customer satisfaction surveys and recruits participants for usability studies for a wide range of clients, including Staples, Bose, Pearson, Nokia, Philips and BJ’s Wholesale Club. She started the company from her home after giving birth to her first daughter.

“I recruit and place people for paid research studies,” says Devane, who studied Communications and Psychology at FSU. “I have to qualify and interview them over the phone. I was really drawn to this, because it’s something you can do on your own time. When my daughter was first born, I’d work about four hours a day, mostly when she was napping.”

Devane, who recently gave birth to a second child, drew on her prior experience working for an IT recruiting staff firm, and as a usability coordinator for Staples, in order to start her company. Her experience at Staples was critical, as the company became one of her first clients. Today, she has more than 50 clients and about a dozen contractors who work for her, including several other stay-at-home moms.

To learn more about Devane’s company, visit