Kay Shah

Kay Shah

Director - Family Office Division

Kay Shah is a Director in the Family Office Division and a globally recognized recruitment professional with over 12 years of experience spanning London, East Africa, the Middle East and more recently the US. She started her recruitment career in business change and transformation in the UK Financial Services industry and her varied recruitment journey bought her into the US and Global Family Office ecosystem. Kay's expertise includes understanding specialized needs and demands of the Family Office category, as well as identifying talent for Family Offices globally while maintaining high levels of confidentiality. Her approach to problem-solving and decision-making is heavily influenced by the unique and complex nature of the Family Office world. She understands that family dynamics, emotions, and intangible factors can impact a Family Office role and its recruitment process.

Kay emphasizes getting to know her clients and candidates, asking tough questions, and working together to find the right fit. Her personal philosophy on recruiting prioritizes quality over quantity, and she always acts in the interest of both the client and candidate equally. She believes that recruiting is all about people and emphasizes the importance of listening and understanding the needs and motivations of both parties.

Kay has notable business accomplishments such as speaking at family office roundtables across the US and contributing to Family Office reports and articles including Bloomberg. She is a connector, people person and a natural networker. Kay has a BA in Spanish & Business and Management, and supports non-profit causes such as Kidney Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Centre UK, and Plan UK. Additionally, Kay has been sponsoring a child in Kenya through Plan UK since 2011, reflecting her East African and Indian heritage.

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