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Decisions power performance, with decision effectiveness predicting superior financial performance at a 95%+ confidence level across all industries and geographies.  Business decisions (which range from what company to acquire, to how to communicate with employees, to what culture initiatives to pilot) are a core part of every senior executive’s remit and no one can absolve the executive from that responsibility.  Senior executives and decisions go hand in hand.

Why, then, is business decision making almost entirely absent from the executive recruiting conversation, as well as the executive search industry’s approach to helping companies hire executive leaders?

At Kingsley Gate, it’s not only present, it’s front and center.  The firm’s proprietary, data-driven methodology for identifying, evaluating, and selecting executives operates under the belief that deeply understanding candidates’ decision capabilities, readiness, and approach is the best way to identify and hire the best executive leader.

Headquartered in New York and operating globally since 2015, the firms’ consultants have helped over 1700 client organizations successfully hire and onboard thousands of decision-making executives across all industries, functions, and markets.

Since 2022, the firm has been backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Partners LP.  For more information, please visit www.KingsleyGate.com

Kingsley Gate.  A decisions company.


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Kingsley Gate’s team of global consultants understands that the stakes are high. Having met and placed thousands of high-impact decision making executives around the world, they bring expertise in all industries, functions, and geographies. They collaborate across borders to offer bespoke, fit-to-purpose solutions that meet your business requirements.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Asset Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Commercial Banking
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Wrong Decisions: Why Companies Miss the Most Important Factor In Executive Hiring

A few months ago, Kingsley Gate published a full report in conjunction with The Financial Times covering the importance of decision making in determining several outcomes (including executive satisfaction), the degree to which the topic is missing from executive interviews, and the role that new senior hires can play in improving a company’s decision effectiveness.

The Keys to Making Corporate Progress in DEI

The past few years, every aspect of the business world has been touched by the growth of the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. Research by Culture Amp, 81 percent of HR and DEI professionals believe that DEI initiatives are beneficial to their organizations. In fact, 71 percent reported that their organizations are “focusing on doing

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Recruiting Stories of 2023

For the recruiting industry, 2023 was a mixed bag. Recruiters continued to look for new ways to provide value to clients, AI remained a hot topic, and market consolidation led by investors continued to impact the industry. While fears of a recession, talent shortages, and candidate-driven market have been challenges for search consultants. Meanwhile, finding

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 5 Recruiting Acquisitions of 2023

Acquisitions made huge news in the executive search industry this year, and for good reason. Outside investors finally caught on to the sector’s expansion potential and long growth runway ahead. Top search leaders also found ways to maximize profit. That made them highly attractive to private equity firms looking for platforms they could accelerate. Hunt Scanlon

Press Releases

Chris Coe and Paul Cashman Join Kingsley Gate – Global Executive Search Firm Deepens Life Sciences Expertise with Two Key Appointments

London, September 5, 2023: Kingsley Gate, a global executive search firm that is private-equity backed, tech-enabled, and rapidly expanding worldwide today announced that Chris Coe and Paul Cashman have been appointed to help with the expansion of the firm’s global life sciences practice. Before joining Kingsley Gate, Chris Coe was a senior client partner at

Kingsley Gate Uncovers Decision Making as the Missing Piece in Executive Hiring

New York – July 17, 2023 – Kingsley Gate, a leading global, private equity-backed executive search firm, today unveiled “Bad Decisions: Why companies miss the most important factor in executive hiring”, a new report that examines decision-making as a critical and too-often-overlooked lens to identifying, onboarding and empowering leadership talent. Despite the essential role that decision-making plays

Iain Brockbank Joins Kingsley Gate Partners

May 16, 2023: Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm that is private-equity backed, tech-enabled, and rapidly expanding worldwide, today announced that Iain Brockbank has joined as a Partner in the firm’s global Industrial Practice. He is based in the London office. Iain has over 23 years’ experience working with clients in the UK and

Matthias Hocke Joins Kingsley Gate Partners

January 24, 2023: Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm that is private-equity backed, tech-enabled, and rapidly expanding worldwide, today announced that Matthias Hocke has joined as a Partner. He is based in the strategic European hub of Brussels, Belgium. Matthias has more than 20 years’ experience specialising in the industrial and industrial services sectors,

Firoze Patel and Muna Awwadová Join Kingsley Gate Partners

January 18, 2023 – Kingsley Gate Partners, a global executive search firm that is private-equity backed, tech-enabled, and rapidly expanding worldwide, today announced that Firoze Patel (Senior Partner) and Muna Awwadová (Partner) have joined the firm. Both are based in Dubai. Firoze Patel Firoze Patel is a Senior Partner specializing in financial services and has more


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Women in Business: Diversity at the Top (in Spanish)
Women in Business – The Formula for Success (in Spanish)
Galaxy of Leaders – “The Accelerating Transformation of the Education Sector”
Galaxy of Leaders CEO Panel Discussion: The Legacy of COVID-19 – Best Practices to Emerge in the Post-COVID Era
Galaxy of Leaders CHRO Panel Discussion: Living with COVID-19. How to Manage Organizations and their HR Strategies through Crisis

Whitepapers and Perspectives:
Bad Decisions: Why Companies Miss the Most Important Factor in Executive Hiring
Leading HR in Hypergrowth
How to…Help First-Time Non-Executive Directors be a Success in Their New Role
Chief Diversity Officer as the New Path to Chief HR Officer?
The New Face of Agribusiness
Four Tips for Recruiting in a Hot Market
Decoding the Talent Matrix with Dr. Antoine Yver
Women in Business – Executive Leaders in IberoAmerica
CHROs Take Center Stage – Redefining the New HR and People Leaders in a Post-Pandemic World
Virtual Care Revisited – The Rise of Telehealth in a Post-COVID World
Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World. What’s next?
Reimagining the Crisis as Leaders of 2020
Who Cares About Performance Evaluations?
COVID-19 Impact on Business Survey Results
Getting Personal with Healthcare via the Consumerization of Medical Devices
Is there a Place for Women in the World of Artificial Intelligence
COVID’s Impact on Cybersecurity Planning
How has COVID-19 affected D&I
Business & Leadership Transformation to Face the New Reality
Innovation that must grow – EdTech 2021