Together they have completed more than 400 searches, including over 150 Chief Executive Officer searches and over 250 searches for Vice Presidents of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Product and Chief Financial Officers.  

Within the last few years, Gary and Kelly have helped build the executive teams for the following successful companies: PillPack (acquired for $1B), Intacct (acquired for $850M), Lattice Data (acquired for $200M), Yext (IPO at $890M), MuleSoft (IPO at $2.9B), Pure Storage (IPO at $3.4B), TellApart (acquired for $530M), Applied Predictive Technologies (acquired for $600M), TrueX (acquired for $250M), Cellfire (acquired for $100M), SilverSky (acquired for $250M), CyberArk (IPO at $850M), GrubHub Seamless (IPO at $2.5B), Five9 (IPO at $400M), Responsys (acquired for $1.4B), Skyfire (acquired for $150M), Bluefin Labs (acquired for $100M), Vocera (IPO at $500M), Clover (acquired for an undisclosed amount), Kosmix (acquired for $300M), QlikTech (IPO at $1B), Playdom (acquired for $750M), Siri (acquired for $200M), LeftHand Networks (acquired for $350M), Bigfix (acquired for $500M), TicketsNow (acquired for $250M), SideStep (acquired for $200M), Danger (acquired for $500M), and Shutterfly (IPO at $500M).

Earlier in their careers they helped put together the management teams at Dendrite, BigBand, E*TRADE, Ariba, Baan, Manugistics, Plumtree, ISI, Firepond, Trilogy, Autodesk, Microsoft, and AMI Semiconductor. Prior to founding One Degree Partners, Gary and Kelly were among the co-founders of Kindred Partners in 2001.

Gary Megennis
Managing Director

Gary has been in the executive search industry since 1992. He was a Partner at Kindred Partners for nine years and Ramsey Beirne Associates for four years. Before joining Ramsey Beirne in 1997, Gary worked for Heidrick & Struggles and Norman Broadbent. He is a graduate of Columbia University and a former professional soccer player with Newcastle United. His home town of Monkton, England is situated one degree west of the GMT.

Kelly Fairweather
Managing Director

Kelly has been in the executive search industry for over 20 years. She joined Ramsey Beirne Associates in 1995 and co-founded Kindred Partners in 2001. Prior to that she spent several years each with Ford Motor Company’s Dealer Computer Services Division and the outplacement firm Drake Beam Morin. Kelly holds MBA and Bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York centers at Binghamton and Albany.