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 Houchins conceived the concept for the firm several months ago, leveraging their deep executive search credentials, strong industry relationships and management skills, to design a company that is nimble and works hand-in-hand with its clients to find and attract the best executive talent for exactly the right fit.
“We’ve created something truly unique in the industry,” stated Nancy Albertini, founding partner, Kingsley Gate Partners. “We took the time to analyze what was broken in the traditional search process and fixed it. We designed our firm to deliver the highest level of client service and transparency through our SaaS-based platform. By coupling technology with our deep expertise in executive search, we’re able to deliver the highest caliber candidates. In fact, we’re often contacted when other firms have failed in their efforts.”
To build a firm with true global reach Kingsley Gate Partners recently opened offices in Bangalore and London. Coupled with its existing offices in the U.S., Israel and Singapore, the firm now serves North America, Europe and Asia with plans to expand into South America in the coming months.
Clients have already experienced the advantages of working with Kingsley Gate Partners. Among its many recent high-level searches, the firm recently supported Veritas in finding its new CFO Mick Lopez and CHRO George Haddad. The firm also works with Best Buy, CenturyLink, Corning, Ernst & Young, Experian, Ford, Ingram Micro, Medtronic, Neustar and Warburg Pincus.
Bringing executive search into the digital age, Kingsley Gate Partners invested in creating a unique SaaS-based technology platform that incorporates a selectively curated 1.6 million-member executive database to help the firm’s partners find exceptional candidates faster. In addition, the firm has gone beyond traditional approaches to create evaluation standards designed for the digital world, including a three phase approach incorporating experiential and cultural assessment; psychological evaluation, and detailed in-depth reference checks, to provide clients with a thorough understanding of the expertise a candidate brings to the position.
“What sets us apart from other executive search firms is how we’re leveraging technology to augment our search expertise to deliver greater transparency and results for our clients,” stated founding partner Umesh Ramakrishnan. “The longer a search takes, the more expensive it can be for our clients due to lost productivity or the inability to generate revenue. We give our clients access to our search process, so they know exactly what we’re doing at any point in time. We have a philosophy of continual investment to ensure our technology meets our needs today and well into the future to create a win-win-win situation for our candidates, our clients and our partnership.”
Founding partners Albertini, Ramakrishnan and Houchins bring more than 75 years of combined search industry expertise to Kingsley Gate Partners. Nancy Albertini founded Taylor Winfield in 1986 partnering with private equity firms to provide executive search services to emerging companies. She later went on to found financial advisory services firm Pagemill Partners before starting Kingsley Gate, which was the predecessor to Kingsley Gate Partners. Both Buster Houchins and Umesh Ramakrishnan previously worked in senior roles at CTPartners, one of the world’s largest retained executive search firms. Houchins also brings extensive operations and management background from roles with General Electric, ADAC Laboratories, Acuson and Sopha Medical Systems. Ramakrishnan previously held various senior executive and board positions gaining experience in strategic planning and operations as the president and COO of an EPC company.
About Kingsley Gate Partners
Designed for the digital world, retained global executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners leverages its deep industry insights, vast search experience and state-of-the-art technology to bring transparency and faster results to the search process. Through its industry-leading, multi-phase evaluation process, the firm’s search partners deliver the right candidates to meet the needs of discerning clients. Headquartered in Dallas, the partnership employs consultants and recruiters worldwide with expertise in private equity, life sciences, technology, manufacturing and professional services.