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Tom Koch

Senior Partner
Los Angeles

Tom Koch is a Senior Partner, and one of the founding members of Kingsley Gate. His 35 years in business, in a variety of industries, drive his broad business understanding and insights. Tom has deep experience with both public and private companies, with considerable success working with PE backed companies. His clients range from early stage to Fortune 500 global firms.

He collaborates closely with clients in recruiting C-suite, general management, operations, and clinical leadership roles, including a variety of functional SVP’s and VP’s across Finance, M&A, IT, HR and Sales.

He works regularly in Healthcare and Healthcare Services, Life Sciences, Consumer/Retail and Technology and is an active member of Kingsley Gate’s Healthcare & LifeSciences, Technology, and HR Practices.

Prior to helping found Kingsley Gate, Tom was a key member of the Global HR and Life Sciences Practices at CTPartners. Previously, he was a Principal Consultant in the General Business and Human Capital Practice of McDermott & Bull. He has over 20 years of senior human resources leadership experience. He led HR for global organizations, including a division of GE and James Hardie Building Products. He also led HR for large divisions at PepsiCo, Home Depot, and Deloitte & Touche’s EPS Solutions. Recognized by peers as an outstanding professional, he is a past nominee for National Human Resources Association’s Executive of the Year and is past President of the board of the National Human Resources Association, Orange County.

Tom received a BBA and an MBA from the University of North Texas. Dedicated to serving the community, he has provided leadership to several non-profits. Tom is on the board of the Napa Valley State Parks Association, and past President of SchoolPower, an organization raising funds for the Laguna Beach School District. He is a ten-time mentor in the University of California Irvine’s Graduate Business School Mentor Program. Tom is based in California.

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