February 2, 2015 – Executive search firm Gatti & Associates has appointed Alice Koehn Benson as president and chief executive officer. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of chairman emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to managing director. Ms. Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises. Prior to joining Gatti & Associates, Ms. Benson served as executive vice president at the London-based life sciences search firm Coulter Partners and president of Prestonwood Associates, a search firm focused on the technology & innovation, healthcare and life sciences sectors. "It is a real honor to be asked to lead Gatti & Associates,” said Ms. Benson. “Bob Gatti’s hard work has made this firm what it is today; his integrity is legendary in the industry. We are all very grateful for his legacy and for building such an incredible organization.” Founded in 1985, Gatti & Associates is a national search firm specializing exclusively in the search and placement of human resource executives and talent acquisition leadership.