Kate brings over twenty years of industry experience and executive search expertise. She focuses on senior-level placements within the lifestyle practice and specializes in general management, sales, marketing, human resources and operations. Her clients include global iconic brands as well as entrepreneurial start-ups.
Kate’s retail career began in store line management in the home furnishings industry. She then worked in Human Resources management at Yves Saint Laurent Parfums, where she gained valuable insight into the luxury end of fashion and beauty, internally and in the field.
Kate’s long career in search includes work with Rene Plessner Associates and Herbert Mines Associates before joining Maxine Martens to found Martens & Heads! in 2004. Kate earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post. She later received her Masters in Human Resource Management from the New York Institute of Technology.