Jorge Caridad is Senior Partner at Kingsley Gate Partners. With a combined experience of more than 25 years in the executive search arena, Jorge has conducted numerous assignments on behalf of regional and multinational corporations in a wide spectrum of industries. His searches include placements in roles such as CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, General Manager and high-level managers responsible for marketing, sales, quality, finance, human resources and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Jorge was the Managing Partner of Caldwell’s and CTPartners’ Caracas offices. Before that, Jorge was with Heidrick & Struggles, serving as Area Managing Partner for the Andean Region. Earlier, he was one of the founders of a regional executive search firm, which was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 1996.
Jorge’s diverse professional experience includes being Investment Manager of the Venezuelan Investment Fund. In this capacity, he served as a member of the boards of directors of several aluminum, mining and energy companies. Earlier, Jorge held senior finance positions with several global consumer products companies such as Seagrams, L’Oreal, Helena Rubinstein (subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive) and Estée Lauder. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co., becoming an Audit and Financial Senior Consultant.
Jorge graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela with a degree in public accounting. He is active in many professional organizations including the Venezuelan Association of Executives (AVE) and the Venezuelan Institute of Finance Executives (IVEF). He is also a member and founder of the NGO Superatec in Venezuela (www.superatec.org.ve) and of the Human Resources committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber.
Jorge is based in the firm’s Caracas location.