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 Executive Vice President & Managing Director

Effectively immediately, Alice Koehn Benson will become President and CEO of Gatti & Associates.  Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of Chairman Emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to Executive Vice President & 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.
Prior to joining Gatti & Associates, Benson held a number of leadership roles including: Executive Vice President at the London-based Life Sciences retained 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.  She will oversee the day-to-day workings of the 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 Executive Vice President and Partner Judy Banker will take on more responsibility as Executive Vice President & Managing Director of Gatti & Associates.  Judy is a leader with a keen sense of her clients’ unique cultures and strategic needs.  She’s 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, providing advice, counsel and a deep understanding of Gatti’s clients and its unique approach to search.”