Umesh Ramakrishnan

Chief Executive Officer

Umesh Ramakrishnan is Chief Executive Officer at Kingsley Gate Partners. He is responsible for executing Kingsley Gate Partners’ ambitious global expansion plan. Using both his operating experience and his search experience, Umesh is uniquely qualified to lead this firm into the future.

Over a career that spans three decades, Umesh has held several positions like Vice Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer in the technology and service industries that have given him both strategic planning and operating experience. Most recently, he was Co-CEO of Kingsley Gate Partners. He infuses this experience with our state-of-the-art scientific, cloud-based tools to execute searches for a select group of clients.

In his search career, Umesh has placed members of the boards of directors, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, COOs, CDOs and other senior management positions in North and South America, Europe and Asia. When using our Synchronous Fit® framework, he utilizes relevant data from hundreds of these searches to ensure success. He is considered a thought leader and his quotes can be found regularly in major industry and global publications. He is a sought-after speaker and has been a regular guest on shows like CNBC’s Closing Bell and Power Lunch. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “There’s No Elevator to the Top” published by Penguin worldwide.

Umesh earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from Bangalore University and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas. He has served on the board of trustees of several non-profit organizations like the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland – one of the leading technology museums in the country and the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. He currently serves on the board of HireLogic. Umesh works out of our Cleveland location.