New Associate Partner Named to Atlanta-Based Executive Search Firm

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Atlanta tech entrepreneur, business development specialist James Gates joins Bell Oaks as the firm’s newest Associate Partner.

FEBRUARY 2014 – ATLANTA, GA – Bell Oaks Executive Search, a strategic executive search firm with over four decades serving its impressive list of clients, is excited to announce the addition of a new Associate Partner, James Gates.

In his new role, James will be responsible for the sourcing and matching of candidates for Bell Oaks clients and developing new client relationships for the firm. He has a unique background that will be beneficial to both clients and candidates alike. Prior to joining Bell Oaks, James worked in development for Piedmont Healthcare. After achieving success at Piedmont, James launched FotoIN, a technology startup in Atlanta that remains highly respected and recognized for its innovation.

“This sort of ‘in-the-trenches’ experience is exceptional in our industry,” says Matt Tovrog, Partner at Bell Oaks. “He is a well-rounded business person who understands the candidates’ perspectives from the inside. And thanks to his understanding of corporate landscapes and his existing business connections, he can provide our business clients specialized service customized to their fields, something that is hard to match.”

James is thrilled to take on his new role in an industry he has long respected. “In my previous positions, I cultivated meaningful relationships and was able to help make connections for partners and colleagues organically, so moving into a search career was a natural next step for me. Now I have additional resources at my fingertips, allowing me to better help these relationships find the personnel they need to move their companies and organizations to the next level.”

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