Gatti & Associates

Alice Koehn Benson Becomes President and CEO of HR Search Firm Gatti & Associates

Benson will lead top HR executive search firm to even greater growth, while founder Bob Gatti becomes Chairman Emeritus, and Judy Banker is promoted to Managing Director, Gatti & Associates reports


Medfield, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2015 -- Effectively immediately, Alice Koehn Benson will become President and CEO of Gatti & Associates, the company reports. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of Chairman Emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to Managing Director. In addition to now leading Gatti & Associates as President and CEO, Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises.

"It is a real honor to be asked to lead Gatti & Associates," Benson stated. "Gatti & Associates is known as one of the top Human Resources executive search firms and has been for decades. I am confident that even greater things await the company in the future. Bob Gatti's hard work has made this firm what it is today; his integrity is legendary in the industry. We are all very grateful for his legacy and for building such an incredible organization. I am excited about the opportunity," Benson stated.

Since the company's founding in 1985, Gatti & Associates has become one of the world's top specialists at identifying key talent for Human Resources leadership positions. With a record of success that includes completing 5000 searches, this HR executive search firm is one of the most reliable and resourceful in the industry. The company's employees have over 250 years of collective experience in Human Resources and a cutting-edge database of more than 50,000 records, ensuring that Gatti & Associates has the resources to consistently deliver impressive results.

Prior to joining Gatti & Associates, Benson held a number of leadership roles, including Executive Vice President at the London-based Life Sciences retainer based search firm Coulter Partners and President of Prestonwood Associates, a recognized search leader focused on the Technology and Innovation, Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors. Benson also built and led her own executive search firm. Prior to executive search, she spent over 10 years in Human Resources roles for industry leaders including Lotus, PTC, Bolt Beranek and Newman and Bank of Boston. Benson will oversee the day-to-day workings of the busy firm while also ably leading the organization to its next stage of growth. Benson sits on the boards of WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) and the Weston Council on Aging.

In conjunction with these highly significant moves, esteemed Senior Vice President and Partner Judy Banker will take on more responsibility as Managing Director of Gatti & Associates. Judy is a leader with a keen sense of her clients' unique cultures and strategic needs. She has worked tirelessly for over 25 years, helping make Gatti into the industry-leading organization it is today. Like Benson, Banker is also an engaged member of the community, serving on the advisory board of reacHIRE, a group that helps women transition back into the workforce.

Reflecting on the new developments and founder Bob Gatti's impressive career, Benson elaborated, "I'm grateful that he's going to stay involved, provide advice, counsel and deep understanding of Gatti's clients and its unique approach to search."

About Gatti & Associates
Since 1985, Gatti & Associates has been instrumental in driving 5,000 successful searches helping clients build their talent bases and helping HR professionals build their careers. Beginning with a deep understanding of their clients' needs and goals, they draw on a national network to find talented HR leaders who transform institutions.