March 20, 2019 – Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution.
“We are excited to announce the creation of our global knowledge center, which will support our continued growth and expansion into key markets by providing world-class research and knowledge management activities, while enhancing our ability to exceed results on behalf of our global clientele,” said Christopher Kaderle, partner, synchronous fit operations, at Kingsley Gate Partners.
The global knowledge center will be located in New Delhi allowing Kingsley Gate Partners to utilize the highly-skilled talent pool in India to serve the fast-growing global and regional markets more efficiently. Kingsley Gate plans to expand the global knowledge center to grow into an integral part of the firm by building capabilities in marketing and technology.
“The global knowledge center is a crucial initiative for our firm,” said Kingsley Gate. “This resource will ensure that we are staying ahead of relevant business trends and strengthen our position as a premium provider of executive search services in an industry that is evolving.”
Founded in 2006, Kingsley Gate Partners recruits senior leadership for private equity and venture capital portfolio businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Dallas, the firm employs consultants and recruiters with expertise in private equity, life sciences, technology manufacturing and professional services. Its clients include Best Buy, CenturyLink, Ernst & Young, Here, Ford, Ingram Micro, Medtronic, Neustar, Veritas and Warburg Pincus.
Kingsley Gate recently named Magui Castro as senior partner. She is based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Castro has a deep background in retained executive search, specializing in recruiting C-level executives across the consumer, retail and life sciences sectors. She joined the firm from Caldwell Partners, LatAm and European groups.
Kingsley Gate also added Mike Bergen as a senior partner and global human resources practice leader. Mr. Bergen has nearly three decades of retained executive search and his expertise spans a variety of industries, geographies and functions with an exceptional track record placing executives in the human resources function. Mr. Bergen previously led the U.S. business for Allegis Partners and was the global practice leader for the firm’s human resources practice, as well as a member of the CEO and board practice.
Recently, the firm named Lindsey Burton as a vice president. She is based in the New York office. As a member of the financial services practice, Ms. Burton also supports business development and candidate identification across financial services and technology. Ms. Burton has a background within the financial services sector, including a focus on placing senior executives within investment banking, private equity and portfolio companies. She previously served as a consultant for Korn Ferry.
Kingsley Gate Partners also expanded with the additions of Jim Thompson, Victor Kleinman and Alison Woodhead as senior partners. Dr. Thompson previously served as a partner with Somerville Partners, a management consulting firm that applies the science of psychology to business challenges. Mr. Kleinman had been EVP and managing director of the life sciences practice at DHR International, where he worked closely with companies to recruit senior leadership teams, extending his involvement and collaboration across every stage of organizational growth. Prior to joining Kingsley Gate, Ms. Woodhead was a senior client partner at Morgan Samuels, and was responsible for securing, leading and executing retained executive search and talent consulting assignments on a global basis.
Lastly, Kingsley Gate introduced its new Synchronous Fit framework that leverages scientific cloud-based tools combined with insights from search consultants to provide the best fit between executives and companies. “The objective of the methodology is to ensure a lasting fit between client and candidate,” said Mr. Ramakrishnan. “Synchronous Fit accomplishes this by ensuring that risks are mitigated in the search process. This is achieved in two ways: first, by splitting the interview process between expert humans and intelligent cloud-based software. Second, by quantitatively and separately scoring the experience, the attributes, the values and the references of the candidate.”
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