Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Kingsley Gate Partners Lindsey Burton VP

May 8, 2018 – Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Lindsey Burton as a vice president. She is based in the firm’s New York office. As a member of the firm’s 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.

“We are delighted to have Lindsey join our team,” said senior partner Nancy Albertini. “Lindsey has developed an impressive track record working with premier investment banking and private equity clients. She will play a vital role in the firm’s continued growth, bringing tremendous value to our clients.”

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Prior to joining Kingsley Gate, Ms. Burton served as a consultant for Korn Ferry. Previously, she served as a business intelligence manager and recruiter for the private equity practice at CTPartners. Earlier in her career, she worked in sales and account management for both buy-side and sell-side clients at Bloomberg.

Founded in 2006, Kingsley Gate 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. It works with clients such as Best Buy, CenturyLink, Ernst & Young, Here, Ford, Ingram Micro, Medtronic, Neustar, Veritas and Warburg Pincus.

Continued Expansion

Recently, Kingsley Gate Partners 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.

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In addition, Kingsley Gate also 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 Umesh Ramakrishnan, senior partner in the office of the CEO. “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.”

The firm also launched a new practice serving the financial services industry. The effort is led by two new senior partners, Mark Esposito and Ms. Scott, who both recently joined Kingsley Gate, also from Sheffield Haworth. With more than two decades of experience in the executive search industry, both Mr. Esposito and Ms. Scott bring financial services expertise and industry market intelligence to the firm. Kingsley Gate opened offices in New York and San Francisco recently to support the firm’s continued growth and expansion initiatives.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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