August 20, 2020 – Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of former CHRO Shannon Libbert as a partner to serve the firm’s healthcare clients. She will be based in Pensacola, FL.
“With the addition of Shannon, we have strengthened our access to senior executives in the healthcare providers sector, to bring our clients the leadership that they need to thrive,” stated Buster Houchins, office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners. “Shannon will play a critical role in accelerating our growth in the healthcare market.”
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.
“Shannon has led numerous successful placements at some of the most prominent global healthcare services organizations,” said Nancy Albertini, office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners. “Shannon’s leadership experience in healthcare consulting along with her commitment to client service, further enhances our brand and expertise in this area.
Ms. Libbert previously led the healthcare human resources practice at Korn Ferry. Additionally, she spent several years leading human resources and national partnerships for healthcare consulting firm Studer Group as its CHRO. Earlier in her career, Ms. Libbert served as CHRO for Avalex Technologies Corp.
“I am honored to join Kingsley Gate Partners at this pivotal time,” said Ms. Libbert. “Challenging circumstances call for innovation, requiring us to change the way we have always done things. Now more than ever, it is critical that the highest quality leaders lead healthcare organizations.”
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.
In April, Kingsley Gate Partners 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.
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.
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.
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