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Boyden Adds Senior Team Members to Support U.S. Expansion


Katarina Dempsey and Gary Dempsey join Boyden's Industrial and
Consumer Practices

a premier global talent advisory and leadership solutions firm, today
announced that Katarina "Kat" Dempsey and Gary Dempsey, both well
regarded for their multinational backgrounds and leadership expertise,
have joined the firm as a Principal and Partner respectively.

"Boyden is building greater capacity and partner strength to support
growth in the U.S.," said Thomas
, Leader of Boyden's CEO & Board Services Practice and
Managing Partner at Boyden Pittsburgh. "Kat and Gary's broad expertise
in both the industrial and consumer sectors, coupled with their robust
cross-cultural business experience, will further support our U.S. growth
and build upon Boyden's reputation as a trusted advisor to companies

Kat Dempsey most recently served as Global Practice Director at a major
global search firm, where she contributed to successfully growing the
firm's Supply Chain & Operations Practice by 30% over three years,
primarily in the industrial, consumer and financial sectors. She has
also served in senior management roles with McKinsey & Company, Boston
Consulting Group and AIG in the U.S., France and Austria.

Ms. Dempsey's search assignments and placements have included Chief
Operations Officers, General Managers, Senior VPs Procurement,
executives in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Product Development as
well as Management Consultants and Finance Directors.

Gary Dempsey, who has extensive experience in corporate and private
equity concerns, both in the U.S. and Europe, will focus on the food and
beverage industry. He joins Boyden from GKD International Consulting,
where he provided senior executive counsel for leadership and talent
recruiting projects with Nestle, Pepsi, Danone and Unilever, among other
large consumer brands.

Mr. Dempsey has held several senior commercial management roles within
the food and beverage, flavors and food ingredients as well as specialty
chemical industries. These included Vice President, Global Account
Development of Dohler Group, based in the U.S. and France; Senior
Director, Global Key Account Manager at Symrise AG in Paris, where he
oversaw strategic account development for various multinational clients;
and Director of International Business Development at Givaudan.

"We are thrilled to join Boyden's partners across the globe to support
the firm's growth here in the U.S.," said Kat and Gary Dempsey in a
joint statement. "Boyden's client-centric focus and unique model
provides world-class leadership consulting and executive search
services, while providing the right infrastructure and depth across the

Kat Dempsey holds an undergraduate degree from Cologne University of
Applied Sciences, Germany and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global
Management. She is trilingual in English, German and French. Gary
Dempsey holds a master's degree in economics from the London School of
Economics and a bachelor's degree in international studies and marketing
from Miami University. He is fluent in French and German and
conversational in Spanish.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than
65 offices in over 40 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve
client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies
with great leaders through executive search, interim management and
leadership consulting solutions. For further information, please visit

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