As the founder of MontaRosa, Kelvin Thompson has set out to develop a firm that is a catalyst to redefining the search industry. Disillusioned by the global generalist search ethic of simple fulfillment, his mission within MontaRosa is to work with organizations at an inflection point where the injection of the right human capital delivers long-term value and growth. Today he works with many of the world’s largest financial and technology institutions. He leads a tightly integrated and stealth team of people based in Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to founding MontaRosa, Kelvin was a senior partner for over eight years with the international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, where he was the global managing partner for the private equity, venture capital and alternative financing practice. He also held several leadership positions, including global head of the CIO/CTO practice, chief innovation leader, chief strategy and development officer and chief marketing officer.