February 19, 2020 – Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office.
Mr. Revilla brings to Kingsley Gate Partners over 20 years of experience in executive roles in multiple countries in Latin America and the U.S. in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His strong leadership and operations background gives him the ability to consult with CEOs, board members and other senior executives, as well as provide unique value as a search professional, said the firm.
“We are excited to have Jose join our team and expand our capabilities in Peru and Latin America,” said Nestor D´Angelo, senior partner and member of the executive committee of Kingsley Gate Partners. “His experience building trusted relationships with clients along with his expertise in developing high-performance international teams makes him a great fit for our firm.”
Before joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Mr. Revilla served as LatAm regional director for the small and medium business segment with Telefonica in Sao Paulo. He also acted as a board member of various family-owned companies as a consultant and investor and helped develop fintechs and start-ups. Mr. Revilla began his career with IBM, where he developed his international capabilities. In 2005, he was appointed GM of Lenovo Spanish South America, and two years later, he joined Telefonica as vice president of the large enterprise business segment. He also led the small and medium business segment and the consumer premium segment businesses. In his last stint with Telefonica, Mr. Revilla served as the LatAm regional director for the small and medium business segment.
Founded in 2015, 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, financial services, technology, manufacturing and professional services.
Kingsley Gate began the year by acquiring Everest Search Partners, an Israeli-based boutique executive search firm. Jeff Shapiro and Noam Eisenberg have joined Kingsley Gate Partners as senior partners based in Tel Aviv. Founded in 2005 and based in Tel-Aviv, Everest Search Partners specializes in recruiting C-level and VP executives across the technology and life sciences spectrum. Everest Search Partners uniquely concentrates on Israeli-founded companies around the world, focusing on seeking out the best fitting and most experienced executives in all functional areas.
As Kingsley Gate Partners continues to expand, the acquisition of Everest Search Partners represents an important addition. “Tel Aviv is currently one the most important tech centers globally for doing business,” said Nancy Albertini, office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners. “Noam and Jeff are world-class professionals with extensive search expertise, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them strengthen and expand our presence in Israel and the region.”
In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners recently added Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner and Priscilla Batistao as vice president. Ms. Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top-level roles in the consumer, retail, education and life sciences, board and executive coaching practices. Ms. Batistao has been working in executive search and professional services since 2005 focused on the consumer goods, retail, education and assessment practices.
This past spring, Kingsley Gate Partners acquired Latin American executive search firm CPGroup Latam. Through this acquisition, the firm added 14 partners across eight offices including Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Caracas, Venezuela; Lima, Peru; Mexico City, Mexico; São Paulo, Brazil; Santiago de Chile; and Miami, FL. CPGroup Latam previously operated under an affiliation agreement with Caldwell, which was mutually terminated earlier this year.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media