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Global Executive Search Firm Strengthens International Footprint in Latin America
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DALLAS  -  August 2019

Global Executive Search Firm Strengthens International Footprint in Latin America

Kingsley Gate Partners adds to its Executive Team in Brazil

Kingsley Gate Partners, the leading firm in retained executive search that helps ensure a lasting fit between its clients and placed candidates, today announced that that three new firm members have been added in our Sao Paulo, Brazil location – Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner, Priscilla Batistao as vice president and Betina Ferlic Dussel as principal.

Maria Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top level roles in the Consumer, Retail, Education and Life Sciences, Board and Executive Coaching practices. Prior, Maria Eugênia was a Partner at Odgers Berndtson and Spencer Stuart. Before becoming involved with executive search, her career was developed in marketing and communications. Maria Eugênia has a degree in Business Administration with specialization in Foreign Trade from UNA in Belo Horizonte.

Priscilla Batistao has been working in executive search and professional services since 2005 dedicated to the consumer goods, retail, education and assessment practices. Previously, she was a Partner at Odgers Berndtson and a Senior Associate at Spencer Stuart. Priscilla is Brazilian and holds a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting and also possesses MBA in Retail Management by FIA USP.

Betina Ferlic Dussel joins us as a member of the life sciences and industrial practices. Formerly, Betina was a Partner at Odgers Berndtson and a Senior Associate at Spencer Stuart where she recruited C-level executives for clients in the Life Sciences, Industrial and Consumer Goods industries. Betina holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando ÁlvaresPenteado (FAAP) in São Paulo.

“We’re excited to have Maria Eugenia, Priscilla and Betina join our team and expand our capabilities in Latin America,” stated Buster Houchins, senior partner, Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners. “We look forward to their many contributions on behalf of our clients and candidates.”

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 23 countries. For more information, go to

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Editorial contact:
Natalie Bennett
Kingsley Gate Partners
Phone: +1 216.930.4895
Email: [email protected]