November 29, 2016 – Executive search firm Kensington International has named Daniel Feldkamp as executive vice president within the firm’s executive search division.
Mr. Feldkamp’s focus is on senior level assignments for the firm’s clients in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. He also handles searches for the North American subsidiaries of European companies with a particular focus on clients from the German-speaking countries as well as supporting Kensington’s Agilium Worldwide executive search partnership in the U.S.
Prior to joining Kensington, Mr. Feldkamp served as principal / consultant with JR Bechtle & Co., a boutique executive search firm entirely focused on placing executives in the North American subsidiaries of German, Swiss and Austrian companies, particularly in general industry, manufacturing and automotive. He also worked at Get Ahead AG, a leading German talent management firm in Hamburg, Germany, for four years and launched the company’s first non-European subsidiary in Charlotte, NC.
Additional experience includes working as an associate with Korn Ferry and CTPartners in London and Paris. He is a regular speaker at international business forums and has previously presented on topics ranging from intercultural awareness to recruiting for the renewable energies/cleantech sector.
Kensington International provides executive search, leadership assessment, executive development, coaching and outplacement services throughout the U.S. Its practice areas include board director services; construction & infrastructure; consumer & retail; financial services; healthcare services; industrial manufacturing; and private equity.
The industrial, manufacturing and gas, oil and chemicals markets represent the single biggest sector in terms of experience for Kensington International. Its clients are considered leaders across these critical sectors with Kensington having completed multiple assignments across general industrial, manufacturing, transportation, chemicals, capital equipment, capital equipment, building products and materials, agriculture, engineering, mining and capital goods into construction.
Over the summer, Kensington added David Shpiz as an executive vice president within its executive search division. Based in Chicago, he leads the firm’s technology practice, focusing on private equity-backed companies. Mr. Shpiz was previously a partner at Kindred Partners, an executive search firm placing executives in high-growth technology companies.
In June, Kensington’s global partner, Career Partners International (CPI), appointed Douglas J. Matthews as its new president and chief executive officer. In his role, Mr. Matthews provides full leadership responsibility to drive CPI’s brand visibility nationally and globally.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media