NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kingsley Gate Partners, an executive search firm that is tech-enabled, global, and backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Advisors, announced today that it has increased its international presence by adding The Omerta Group (TOG), a leading executive search firm specializing in financial services, to its existing operations.
Headquartered in London, The Omerta Group has a longstanding presence and a strong reputation in global financial services.
“To have a truly global financial services practice, you must be in three locations: New York, London, and Hong Kong. This acquisition strengthens our position in these key markets,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, Kingsley Gate Partners’ Chief Executive Officer.
The Omerta Group will complement Kingsley Gate Partners’ strength in the United States and will accelerate the firm’s growing footprint across the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific.
The addition of 50 highly experienced global financial services specialists also builds on Kingsley Gate Partners’ existing financial services expertise, particularly in asset management. “Jason Mort and The Omerta Group have built a highly recognizable name in many of the key growth sectors within global financial services; we are thrilled to welcome them to Kingsley Gate Partners,” said Paige C. Scott, Senior Partner at Kingsley Gate Partners. “The infusion of their geographic and subject matter expertise, especially in capital markets, represents a critical inflection point for the growth of our existing Financial Services Practice. By combining forces, we can bring our clients and our candidates the best regionalized experience in financial services search with a highly integrated global platform.”
Kingsley Gate Partners and The Omerta Group share a performance-driven and entrepreneurial mindset. They both have complementary rosters of blue-chip clients and reputations for effective, transparent, high-quality approaches to executive search. The Omerta Group’s tried and tested processes are also congruent with Kingsley Gate Partners’ proprietary and tech-enabled search platform.
Jason Mort, founder and CEO of The Omerta Group, will serve as Leader of Kingsley Gate’s Global Financial Services Practice and has also been appointed to the firm’s Global Leadership Team.
Ramakrishnan continued, “I’m delighted to welcome Jason to our leadership team and to announce that he will also be responsible for our Global Financial Services Practice. We are, of course, all really looking forward to getting to know our new colleagues.”
Commenting on this significant announcement for both businesses, Jason Mort, CEO of The Omerta Group said: “I am excited by the opportunities ahead. Kingsley Gate Partners and The Omerta Group, backed by Crescent Cove Advisors is a powerful combination. Following a period of exceptional growth at The Omerta Group, we felt it was the right time and the optimal way of delivering on our ambition to expand our presence in the US and developing further in our home markets.”
He continued, “I have always been a strong advocate for how technology can positively impact executive search. Industry consolidation in a highly fragmented industry and growth capital are also important factors and, with our new colleagues, we are well placed to take advantage of this growth opportunity. I am extraordinarily proud of The Omerta Group and what we have achieved together in our 20-year history and look forward to continuing the journey as part of the Kingsley Gate Partners team.”
About Kingsley Gate Partners
Transforming the world of retained executive search, Kingsley Gate Partners leverages its proprietary and tech-enabled search platform and a world-class cadre of consultants to provide greater accountability, accuracy, velocity, and transparency to the search process in a manner that ensures a lasting strategic fit between executives and clients. The firm’s search consultants operate globally with expertise in all major industries and markets. Kingsley Gate Partners serves best-of-breed organizations in over 30 countries. Since February 2022, the firm has been backed by private equity firm Crescent Cove Partners LP. For more information, go to www.KingsleyGate.com.
About The Omerta Group
Founded in 2002, The Omerta Group (TOG) is a leading international financial services-focused executive search firm headquartered in London with regional offices in New York and Hong Kong.
Clients include Investment Banks, Investment Managers, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Quantitative Trading Platforms, Exchanges, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Commodity Trading Houses, and firms within the Digital Asset & Blockchain ecosystem located across Asia, Europe, and The Americas.
TOG is recognised by clients and industry professionals for best-in-class execution and for helping clients navigate competitive and complex markets with a robust, inclusive hiring methodology and selection process.
The business will continue to operate under The Omerta Group brand, as a Kingsley Gate Partners company.