January 15, 2021 – Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of Sanjay R. Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said the firm. “As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we are delighted to welcome Sanjay to our team.”
Mr. Shastry brings over 25 years of combined experience in both executive search and business management. He specializes in the industrial sector across the start-up, growth and turnaround phases of business. Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Mr. Shastry was the CEO and managing director of RGF Executive Search based in India. He joined RGF (formerly known as Stanton Chase) in late 2004 and built the Delhi office from the ground up prior to the India franchise’s acquisition by RGF, a division of the Recruit Holdings of Japan, in 2013. Before entering executive search, Mr. Shastry worked with Esso Petroleum India, a subsidiary of the former Exxon Corp., as a part of the India start-up team. He spearheaded the firm’s launch in South India, ultimately leading the industrial business in the region.
“I joined Kingsley Gate Partners as I wanted to be an intrinsic part of a search firm that looked and talked different while maintaining the true essence of top-level executive search,” Mr. Shastry said. “I challenged the rather conservative me that technology can be used in a high-touch relationship business such as executive search, especially in an increasingly disruptive environment we live in. Nobody endeavored to change the way the search business was run for more than half a century.”
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 Partners recently grew with the addition of former CHRO Shannon Libbert as a partner to serve the firm’s healthcare clients. She is based in Pensacola, FL. Ms. Libbert brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare consulting to the firm, with a focus on identifying diverse talent to fill clinical and operational leadership roles in health systems, academic medical centers, medical practices and private equity-backed healthcare services organizations. Her extensive experience in the healthcare sector and background as a chief human resources officer, make her particularly skilled in assisting organizations with maintaining high levels of engagement during times of continuous change.
Kingsley Gate Partners also opened a new office in Madrid. Spain. Rocío Rufilanchas and Alberto Terron joined the firm as vice presidents in the new office. “Despite the difficult times Spain and the rest of the world are currently going through, the expansion in Madrid demonstrates Kingsley Gate Partners’ commitment to growth and to our ability to serve our clients internationally,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, office of the CEO.
In addition, Kingsley Gate Partners also added Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office. Mr. Revilla brings 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. Before joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Mr. Revilla served as LatAm regional director for the small and medium business segment with Telefonica in Sao Paulo.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media