Kingsley Gate Partners


Kingsley Gate Partners is a global retained executive search firm. We are owned and operated by our partners. We require each and every partner to have a significant ownership stake in the firm. So the partner who serves your needs is a business owner who understands that your complete satisfaction is the lifeline of our success as a firm. Our compensation is based on partner performance alone. We have one focus – our Client. We invest heavily in technology to ensure that we deliver the highest quality service in the least amount of time. Our partners are seasoned search executives, many of whom have held senior operating positions in their career. Since many of us come from larger firms, we completely understand the perils of size. Therefore size is not a business objective. Our only objective is to continue to build a firm that can serve the needs of our clients in areas and geographies that they require.

Our Business Philosophy

Every single business process at Kingsley Gate Partners is focused on the client. We don’t build billing systems to make it easier for our accountants; we build systems that make it easier for the client. Our research teams are not back office resources but are trained to focus on the client’s needs from day one by being part of client interaction. Our executive assistants are trained to ensure that they make life easy for the clients by going above and beyond normal administrative support. Our business philosophy is to think of solving every single business problem through the eyes of the client. Every discussion about change begins with one question: “How will this benefit our client?”

Our Culture

We measure everything. We believe that anything that needs to be improved should be measured and adjusted periodically. We are completely transparent both externally and internally. We believe in direct and honest communication between us and with our clients. We are trained to be professional in our communication but we do not sugarcoat either advice or news. We believe that trust and confidence is a treasured resource and we work hard to retain it. Ours is a performance culture, and our partners are obsessed with high quality performance and client satisfaction.

We are the alternative

As a client you are focused on one objective – hiring the best executive for the job. You don’t want the best available candidate. You want the best candidate. That’s why you need a search firm with the reach and ability to get to that candidate with the right resources and no limitations. That solution is Kingsley Gate Partners. We have some of the best proven search consultants in the business and none of the limitations of larger firms that will prevent us from reaching out to the world’s best candidates. Right sized, with no off-limits restrictions, Kingsley Gate Partners is the alternative to the aging legacy choices.


Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded with the addition of Andrew Blane as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. Mr. Blane brings nearly two decades of experience in executive search, marketing and business development to Kingsley Gate. He has conducted numerous team lift-outs for the buy-side of the asset management sector,

Kingsley Gate Launches Global Financial Services Practice; Opens New Offices

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has launched a new practice serving the financial services industry. The effort will be led by two new senior partners, Mark Esposito and Paige Scott, who recently joined the firm. In addition, Kingsley Gate announced the opening of offices in New York and San Francisco to support the firm’s continued growth and

Kingsley Gate Taps New CEO for PrecisionHawk

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has placed Michael Chasen as chief executive officer of PrecisionHawk in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Chasen will report to the board of directors and will also hold a seat on the board. Bill Trau, senior partner at Kingsley Gate Partners, led the assignment. As a serial entrepreneur and veteran technology

Kingsley Gate Partners Names Partner in Newly Opened Denver Office

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has named Geoff Hall as a new partner to support the firm’s growing life sciences practice. Mr. Hall will be based out of Kingsley Gate’s newly opened Denver office. With more than 17 years of unique and differentiated expertise in leading cross-functional teams across sales, marketing, operations, legal, finance, quality and engineering, Mr. Hall

Kingsley Gate Names VP of Recruiting

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has appointed Kirk Durossette as vice president of recruiting. In this new role, Mr. Durossette will manage worldwide recruiting activities — from setting strategic direction and standard operating procedures to overseeing consultant training and auditing performance. He will also be responsible for further implementing and optimizing the firm’s ClientSuite platform


Kingsley Gate Partners Places CEO at PrecisionHawk

DALLAS, TX, January 25, 2017 — Kingsley Gate Partners today announced that Michael Chasen has been placed as CEO at PrecisionHawk located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Chasen will report to the Board of Directors and will also hold a seat on the Board. “Michael is an ideal fit for the CEO role at PrecisionHawk,” said Bill Trau,

Geoff Hall Joins Executive Search Firm Kingsley Gate Partners

DALLAS, TX, September 12, 2016 — Kingsley Gate Partners, a retained global executive search firm that addresses the senior executive recruitment needs of the digital age, today announced it has hired Geoff Hall as a new partner to support its growing life sciences practice. Geoff will be based out of the company’s newly opened Denver office. Geoff brings

Ingram Micro Names Kevin Kealy as CISO

DALLAS, TX, July 12, 2016 — Mr. Kevin Kealy joins Ingram Micro as Chief Information Security Officer in July 2016 where he will play an integral role in development of strategic policy, technology and data plans and investments. Mr. Kealy has more than 20 years of technical, operational and information security experience to his role. Kevin previously

Kingsley Gate Partners Brings Executive Search into the Digital Age

DALLAS, TX, March 16, 2016 — Kingsley Gate Partners, a new executive search firm created from the ground up to address talent recruitment needs in the digital age today announced its formal launch to serve global enterprises in the private equity, life sciences, technology, manufacturing and professional services fields. Accomplished founding partners Nancy Albertini, Umesh Ramakrishnan and Buster

Relx Group Announcement Appointment of Carol Mills to Board of Directors

DALLAS, TX, March 2, 2016 — Carol Mills was appointed as a non-executive director of RELX Group in March 2016. Carol currently chairs the board of directors and compensation committee of Xactly Corporation. She also serves on the boards of directors of Ingram Micro and WhiteHat Security. Ms. Mills previously served on the boards of Adobe Systems, Alaska Communications,