Kingsley Gate Partners, a retained global executive search firm that addresses the senior executive recruitment needs of the digital age, today launched a new practice serving the financial services industry. The practice will be led by two new senior partners, Mark Esposito and Paige Scott, who recently joined the firm. In addition, Kingsley Gate Partners also announced the opening of offices in New York and San Francisco, which are fully staffed with professional research and administrative staff, to support the company's continued growth.

"Kingsley Gate has been successful in representing the executive search needs of financial services clients for many years, but the launch of our global financial services practice marks a significant milestone for the company by dramatically extending our expertise and expanding our footprint. Mark and Paige's knowledge and experience in asset management, banking and alternative investments elevates our capabilities to new levels," stated Umesh Ramakrishnan, senior partner, Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners.

"We're also thrilled to open two new offices on the East and West Coasts to serve the needs of our financial services clients, and we welcome Mark, Paige and their talented teams to our firm."

Esposito and Scott bring a wealth of global financial services expertise to Kingsley Gate Partners. They will be joined by other partners to deliver executive search and consulting services to all the major financial hubs across the globe, including:

  • Nancy Albertini, senior partner, and member of the Office of the CEO, who brings more than 25 years of experience recruiting C-suite and board positions for private equity and financial services firms;
  • Martin Mendelsohn, senior partner, who brings more than 15 years of experience in placing senior financial executives in key corporate and sensitive government positions across Europe, Russia and Israel;
  • Manisha Deva, who is a partner in the firm's Singapore office and specializes in cross-border assignments across southeast Asia for private equity, hedge fund, private banking and wealth management clients;
  • Raj Kapoor, who is a partner based in the U.S. and brings more than 20 years of expertise serving the recruiting needs of financial services, private equity and financial technology companies with a specialized focus in risk, regulatory compliance and transaction advisory services placements.

With more than two decades of experience in the executive search industry, both Esposito and Scott bring deep financial services expertise that takes advantage of superior market intelligence, the collective experience of the senior management team and their research and support teams. Previously, Esposito was responsible for management and strategic development of the U.S. region and was the founder of the U.S. Corporate Officers practice for Sheffield Haworth, Inc. He advised CEOs, boards and C-suite executives on their most senior corporate officer needs across banking, asset management and alternative investments. Esposito also served as a member of the Sheffield Haworth board of directors. Prior to his tenure with Sheffield Haworth, he led the Corporate Officers practice at Sextant Search Partners and was the founding partner of the Financial Services practice at CT Partners.

Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Scott served as the head of the North American asset management practice at Sheffield Haworth, Inc. Scott began her retained search career with Pearson, Caldwell & Farnsworth, which was acquired by Korn Ferry. She became senior client partner at Korn Ferry before leaving in 2005 to join Sextant Search Partners, a specialty boutique financial services search firm dedicated to alternative asset classes. In 2009, Paige joined Sheffield Haworth and subsequently opened the firm's Boston and San Francisco offices while serving as a member of the U.S. Executive Committee. Scott actively advises asset managers on global expansion activities and offers specialized knowledge with pension risk transfer (de-risking) build outs.

SOURCE: PR Newswire