KBE Human Capital is born, over a cup of coffee between Chris Bates and Travis Kenzle at Crema in West Perth.
MEET THE DIRECTORS
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CHRIS BATES MANAGING DIRECTOR
A former lawyer, Chris is the Managing Director of KBE Human Capital. He specialises in Partner level recruitment, Practice Group/team movements, establishing new law firms, and facilitating law firm mergers and acquisitions. Chris is widely regarded as a thought leader within the WA legal community and is emerging as a change agent within the WA legal profession. Chris is regularly retained by firms to assist with business strategy and execution. He is engaged by law firms to mentor Partners and Senior Associates in building and maintaining their client networks to drive profit growth. In 2011, Chris became one of the youngest people in Western Australia to be recognised in the 40Under40 awards, and was awarded as the top performer across Western Australia for combining business and charitable initiatives.
TRAVIS KENZLE DIRECTOR
Travis sits on the board of KBE Human Capital and plays a key role in driving business strategy across the group. Travis has two decades of experience in complex insurance and risk mitigation solutions. He spent the first 15 years of his career at HUB International, which is one of the largest insurance brokers in the world. Travis started his commercial insurance career focused on technology companies and publicly listed companies. Prior to relocating to Perth with his family, Travis built one of the largest resources client bases throughout North America in record time. Travis led a team that insured over 250 mining companies, whilst also managing a portfolio of clients with complex insurance issues across the Legal, Accounting, Financial Institutions and Property/Development sectors.
Having founded The Piddington Society with Nick van Hattem in 2012, Chris confirms KBE Human Capital’s commitment to the organisation and continues on as Chairman
KBE SECURES OFFICE SPACE IN WEST PERTH It’s not Perth’s most prime piece of real estate, but it does the job in setting the platform for the rapid and sustainable growth we envisage over the coming years.
NIKKI HOWLETT (nee Gash) joins KBE Human Capital
STEVE ARCHIBALD joins KBE Human Capital Steve rapidly rekindles Chris’s old Accounting networks from Interpeople & builds up KBE’s Accounting Recruitment practice
In December of 2014, KBE celebrates it's first year in business
KBE SECURES A NEW OFFICE LEASE ON HAY STREET, WEST PERTH with enough space to accommodate our growth plans over the next 2-3 years.
MARYANN MCKENNA joins KBE Human Capital as a Principal Consultant
KBE celebrates it's 2nd birthday
STEVE ARCHIBALD departs the recruitment world to become the State Manager of Camp Quality.
Awesome work, Steve!
KBE celebrates it's 3rd birthday
KBE HUMAN CAPITAL COMPLETES STRATEGIC PLAN & commits to building Western Australia’s Leading Legal Recruitment Firm
SAM PEAK joins KBE Human Capital
NIKKI HOWLETT (NEE GASH) goes on maternity leave. KBE is having a baby!
SIEMONE NEUTGENS joins KBE Human Capital
as a Principal Consultant
KBE HUMAN CAPITAL SIGNS “LIFETIME SPONSORSHIP DEAL” with The Piddington Society
MARYANN MCKENNA departs KBE Human Capital to return
to Accounting & Finance Recruitment
SHARON APATHY joins KBE Human Capital as Principal Consultant (Legal Support)
Get in touch
Contact us to discuss your hiring needs or job opportunities.
+61 8 6467 7889 1322 Hay Street West Perth, WA 6005