Gates further bolsters the firm’s team of highly experienced and deeply connected
recruiting experts within the Healthcare & Life Sciences Sectors

October 5, 2023 (King of Prussia, PA) —  JM Search, the leading retained executive search firm for private equity, and other growth-oriented private and public organizations, welcomes James Gates as Partner in the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice. Gates will work alongside the established team of highly experienced and deeply connected recruiting experts dedicated to serving transformative businesses at the convergence of healthcare and technology.

Gates joins JM Search amid an exciting period of rapid growth. The firm has organically doubled in revenue and in size over the past two years and was recently ranked on the prestigious Inc. 5000 2023 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Particularly within the healthcare and life sciences sector, JM Search has experienced significant YoY revenue growth and the addition of Gates further supports the firm’s commitment to ensuring a partner-led, high-touch, and hands-on client experience.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to join JM Search. I have long respected the firm’s rigor and commitment to its clients and admired the collective team of experts at such a highly regarded firm. I look forward to applying my direct experience and deep network to bring a positive, thoughtfully crafted, and best-in-class search process for our clients’ most critical hires,” said Gates.

Gates brings nearly 20 years of executive search experience to JM Search, along with a former background in the healthcare and B2B SaaS technology sectors. His diverse experience provides him with a unique understanding of the nuances involved in identifying and recruiting top-tier executive talent.

Prior to his executive search career, James helped launch former Silicon Valley-based tech startup FotoIN, the leading SaaS mobile endpoint for business photo documentation and reporting. Serving as Chief Operating Officer, he helped take the company from beta to revenue in 18 months by driving target market adoption and establishing channel partnerships with some of the best-known cloud storage businesses. Prior to FotoIN, James spent several years at Piedmont Healthcare.

“James has a history of transforming businesses by hiring exceptional talent and placing a strong emphasis on results. The addition of James continues to solidify our commitment to ensuring our clients and their companies have access to best-in-class leadership and talent,” said Andrew Henry, Healthcare & Life Sciences Co-Practice Leader.

“I am thrilled to have James as a Partner, further proof that JM Search is the destination of choice for exceptional search professionals. His depth of experience in healthcare technology will serve to enhance our leadership position in this sector but I am equally excited about his commitment to our core values and passion for growth,” said Chuck Egoville, Healthcare & Life Sciences Co-Practice Leader.


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