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April 2020

Global Executive Search Firm Expands International Footprint With Office in Madrid

Rocío Rufilanchas And Alberto Terron Join Kingsley Gate Partners as Vice Presidents Kingsley Gate Partners, the leading firm in global executive search which helps ensure a lasting fit between its clients and placed candidates through its proprietary framework, Synchronous Fit, today announced their expansion into Spain. Rocío Rufilanchas and Alberto Terron have joined the company as vice presidents based in Madrid. Umesh Ramakrishnan, Office of the CEO, stated, “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.” These hires represent Kingsley Gate Partners continued expansion of its global footprint and client base. “I am very pleased to have Alberto and Rocío join our team and expand our global capabilities in Europe. Their respective expertise in verticals like consumer, leisure and entertainment will help us to make an impact in Madrid.“ stated Eduardo Antunovic, senior partner. “Spain is an important investor in Latin America and other regions around the globe. We are eager to bring value to this market, which will be important for the international development of our firm.” Rocío stated, “After years observing the impact of technology on most industries, I was looking forward to a real transformation of the executive search business. Now the moment has come and the big change is in our hands. I feel privileged for the opportunity to be part of this exciting adventure.” “I am thrilled to join Kingsley Gate Partners as we are three steps ahead of other executive search firms due to our focus on technology.“Alberto added. “I anticipate a return on our investment in the Iberian market, as we demonstrate our approach to executive search.” Alberto brings over 15 years of executive search experience to the firm, with a specialization in professional services, private equity and financial services. Before joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Alberto served as country manager for Randstad, where he participated in the startup and development of their executive search business in Spain and Portugal. Prior to Randstad, he oversaw the establishment of an international boutique executive search firm in Sao Paulo. Rocío has garnered decades of experience in executive search, having placed executives within the consumer retail, leisure and entertainment, and luxury industries. Rocío has substantial experience in recruiting senior-level leadership. Formerly, Rocío was a partner at Eurosearch, where she provided executive search, leadership consulting, coaching and interim executive management services to her clients. Rocío was a principal with Heidrick & Struggles and spent eight years in human resources at Sanofi-Aventis, Spain and as the global talent management director at Loewe (Grupo LVMH). About Kingsley Gate Partners Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages the scientific interviewing approach of its Synchronous Fit® framework, deep industry insights of a world-class cadre of consultants and state-of-the-art technology to deliver greater accountability, accuracy, velocity and transparency that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. Headquartered in Dallas, the partnership employs search consultants worldwide with expertise in private equity, life sciences, financial services, technology, manufacturing and professional services. The firm works with best of breed organizations in over 29 countries. For more information, go to Editorial contact: Natalie Bennett Kingsley Gate Partners Phone: +1 216.930.4895 Email: [email protected]