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Mike Bergen - Notable Business Figure
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DALLAS  -  June 2018


Brings Expertise in Human Resources to Build Firm’s Global HR Practice

Kingsley Gate Partners, the leader in retained executive search that helps ensure a lasting fit between its clients and placed candidates, today announced that Mike Bergen joined the company as a senior partner and the Global Human Resources Practice Leader. Bergen will be based out of the firm’s New York office.

Bergen brings nearly three decades of retained executive search and HR experience to Kingsley Gate Partners. His expertise spans a variety of industries, geographies and functions with an exceptional track record placing executives in the human resources function.

“When looking for just the right person for a business critical hire, Mike’s distinct expertise in recruiting top HR talent and his exceptional reputation as a talent advisor to countless senior HR executives, will enhance our ability to offer our transformational services to our clients,” stated Buster Houchins, senior partner, Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners. “We’re thrilled to have someone of Mike’s caliber join our team and look forward to his many contributions on behalf of our clients and candidates.”

Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Mike led the U.S. business for Allegis Partners and was the Global Practice Leader for their Human Resources Practice, as well as a member of the CEO & Board Practice. Previously, Mike was a Senior Client Partner in the HR Practice of Korn Ferry as well as a Contributing Senior Client Partner in that firm’s Global Sports Practice. Prior to this, he founded the Bergen Briller Group, an HR executive search and talent consulting firm that he led for more than 12 years. Before joining the executive search industry, Mike held senior HR leadership roles at GE, Citibank, and Cigna.

Mr. Bergen earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former U.S. Army captain and helicopter pilot.

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 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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Natalie Bennett
Kingsley Gate Partners
Phone: 216.930.4895
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