Kea appoints new CEO

Kea Consultants is delighted to announce that Kadeem Houson has been appointed CEO of the business. He will take up the role at the beginning of September 2022.

Kadeem joined Kea Consultants as an intern shortly after graduating from University College London and has since worked his way up the business, taking on research and consulting roles before becoming Director in 2018 and Partner in 2021.

He takes over the CEO role from Kea’s Founder Caroline Sage, who will move into a Chair role and work on partner-level search and talent consulting for Venture Capital.

Caroline Sage, Founder of Kea Consultants, says: “I am delighted that Kadeem is taking on the role of CEO. People always say to surround yourself with people smarter and more able than yourself and he is the perfect example of this.  Just as importantly, Kadeem has the Kea ethos running through his veins and totally understands what makes Kea different. Over the last four years, he has taken on the responsibility of being a leader in the business in a way that I haven’t seen in many other people. He has the strategic and commercial knowledge to lead the business successfully but most importantly he has also got the heart. Kadeem is the ideal person to scale the business and ensure that we hit the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves. I am incredibly proud of what he has already achieved and look forward to working with him in the next stage of the Kea journey.”

Kadeem Houson says: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of CEO at such an exciting time for the business and I look forward to leading the business as we continue to deepen our footprint in buy-side search and further entrench our partnerships with the industry’s leading investment funds. In addition, I have been fortunate to have been a beneficiary of a working culture at Kea that heavily invests in the growth of its people, and I hope to continue paying forward this ethos to the incredibly driven and talented members of the Kea team during the next phase of the company’s journey.”

Kea Consultants is a boutique search firm operating exclusively in the alternative investment space in Europe, executing mandates from Analyst through to Partner-level.

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