July 16, 2015 – Few search consultants who have left CTPartners this year can date their tenure with the beleaguered recruiting firm as far back as Adam P. Kohn. Along with his half-brother, Jeff Christian, the two formed one of the most compelling technology-based boutique search firms that became a national powerhouse recruiting operation in the 1990s. As the dot-com bubble burst late that decade, Christian & Timbers imploded; Mr. Christian, a celebrated Forbes-ranked dealmaker, famously fell from grace. But Mr. Kohn forged on. He joined the successor firm to Christian & Timbers, CTPartners, serving both concerns for 24 years and six months. At CTPartners, Mr. Kohn headed the firm’s global professional services practice, serving most recently as vice chairman.
Mr. Kohn now joins Kingsley Gate Partners, an Akron, Ohio-based recruiter, as a senior partner. Founded in 2006, Kingsley Gate is a privately held search firm providing leadership solutions services to Fortune 500 companies, top tier private equity firms, professional services firms, venture capital portfolio firms and early stage high tech companies. The firm has offices in New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, Cleveland, San Francisco, London, Mumbai and Singapore. Kingsley Gate Partners’ vertical industry expertise includes financial services, healthcare, high tech, retail, industrial and the manufacturing sectors.
Mr. Kohn has recruited board directors, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, members of senior executive teams, and executive vice presidents in key functions in emerging entities, growth companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. He routinely consults with boards of directors on governance issues, including those concerning composition and succession planning. Mr. Kohn has worked in a broad cross-section of industries, including professional services, industrial services, engineering, environmental & energy services, software, telecom, and manufacturing.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media