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GattiHR Members join Kingsley Gate
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New York  -  August 2022

GattiHR Members join Kingsley Gate Partners

Tech Enabled Global Executive Search Firm Expands Its Human Resources, Industrial and Supply Chain footprint

New York – August 10, 2022 – Kingsley Gate Partners, the private equity-backed global tech-enabled executive search firm that is in the midst of rapid worldwide expansion announced that several key members of GattiHR will be joining the firm. They will support the firm’s continued expansion across the human resources, industrial and supply chain sectors. These members include:

  • J.L. Baker, Senior Partner
  • Michelle DesChenes, Partner
  • Jeffrey Kartheiser, Partner
  • Bob Cwenar, Vice President
“We’re excited to welcome the newest members of the Kingsley Gate family from GattiHR,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO Kingsley Gate Partners. “Our growth strategy is based on supporting the needs of our global clients by providing them with perfectly matched world-class search consultants backed by a tech-enabled search process. We share the same values and business ethics, including a passion for leveraging technology to provide better and faster search results to our clients around the world.”

For over 35 years, GattiHR has been one of the largest HR specialized search firms in the US. GattiHR now brings its deep expertise in retained search across the Human Resource function, Industrial and Supply Chain sectors to Kingsley Gate Partners. In addition to its exceptional retained search capabilities, GattiHR built innovative, subscription-based solutions for climate assessment, employer branding, incentive design, and talent management for its clients. Through strategic partnerships with global leaders and innovators like TalentBoost and Patheer, GattiHR provided technology solutions that helped organizations to build exponentially competitive workforces.

“Aligning our team with Kingsley Gate Partners gives us the opportunity to provide existing and potential clients with broader reach, added expertise, increased technology and the ability to further disrupt the search industry. Our teams will provide exceptional quality of service and now have an ability to do so better and faster,” said J.L. Baker, Senior Partner. “More importantly, Kingsley Gate’s mission is a perfect fit – putting the client first, focusing on results and always doing the right thing. We look forward to a bright future together!”

About Kingsley Gate Partners
Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages its proprietary tech-enabled search platform that ensures that a world-class cadre of consultants provide greater accountability, accuracy, velocity, and transparency in a manner that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. The firm employs search consultants worldwide with expertise in all major industries and markets globally. It serves best-of-breed organizations in over 30 countries. For more information, go to

Editorial contact:
Natalie Bennett
Kingsley Gate Partners
Phone: 216.930.4895
Email: [email protected]