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Gemma Burgess has over 15 years of executive and non-executive search experience and leads Ferguson Partners’ search business globally, based in the firm’s New York office. She spends the majority of her time working with Private Equity, Investment Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Structured Finance, Hedge Fund and Investment Banking clients. In addition, Gemma is actively involved in Ferguson Partners’ Board practice.
A huge advocate for diversity across the industry, Gemma has consistently placed gender-diverse candidates at a rate of 50 percent – no easy task within an industry that was slow to take on the initiative! A regular speaker and writer on the topic, she is now turning her attentions to the ethnic diversity challenge.
Relocated from the London oﬃce more than six years ago, Gemma possesses a deep understanding of the international markets and the global flow of both institutional and non-institutional capital in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Ferguson Partners in 2007, Gemma spent two years at Hanson Green working on non-executive appointments and two years at Ramsey Hall working as a generalist within executive search. When she’s not working with clients, Gemma enjoys traveling and watching her son play soccer.