February 19, 2015 – Atlanta-headquartered Bell Oaks Executive Search has named James Gates as an associate partner. Mr. Gates will be responsible for the sourcing and matching of candidates for Bell Oaks clients and developing new client relationships for the firm. Prior to joining Bell Oaks, he worked in development for Piedmont Healthcare. He also launched FotoIN, a technology startup in Atlanta that remains highly respected and recognized for its innovation. “This sort of ‘in-the-trenches’ experience is exceptional in our industry,” said Matt Tovrog, partner at Bell Oaks. “He is a well-rounded business person who understands the candidates’ perspectives from the inside. And thanks to his understanding of corporate landscapes and his existing business connections, he can provide our business client’s specialized service customized to their fields, something that is hard to match.” Bell Oaks Executive Search specializes in identifying, attracting and hiring professionals to critical positions for a wide array companies across the country.