Doug Kuelpman
President & Practice Leader Airport Management

Doug has a passion for aviation and a dynamic blend of business savvy and interpersonal skills. Throughout his career, Doug has utilized his strategic abilities and keen understanding of people to distill complex objectives into measurable goals and results.
Doug is the Managing Director of ADK International . As a founder and President of ADK Consulting & Executive Search in the USA in 2003, Doug’s company has grown to be the largest executive search firm in the airport management industry.

True in-depth knowledge of an industry vertical, being connected to the most talented people in that industry and the capability to serve our clients globally….
Doug’s 40 year aviation career is multi-faceted, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regional office in Seattle, WA, Evergreen International Airlines in McMinnville, OR, Tracor Aviation, Santa Barbara, CA and UPS Airlines in Louisville, KY. Doug was on the Executive Staff at UPS where he helped support the UPS Airline start-up team, the Airport Properties Group and the International Public Affairs / Public Relations Group.
His wide experience makes him a perfect peer to discuss your HR challenges next to Airport also in Logistics, Manufacturing , Energy or Infra Structure.

Doug’s major responsibility for ADK International includes Client Relationships, Business Development, and coordinate the Project Management deciding what team can deliver the best results to our clients.


Jaap Hoekstra

In 2003, Jaap took over the Italian executive search firm Kilpatrick™ and built up the business regionally to become a leading player in cross border searches, focusing on international searches for both MNC’s and Mid Caps trying to define key players.

Jaap has built a reputation with both clients and candidates that are based on superior communication and project results that exceed expectations. Working at the highest levels, he has successfully built teams for early-stage clients as well as reinvigorated established organizations with new talent.

Jaap’s specialty is to manage the cultural differences aiming at the best possible return on investment for both company and executive.

Since 2013 Jaap is the Global CEO of the Kilpatrick Group SA to whom belong the following companies: Kilpatrick Executive Search ™, Kilpatrick Solutions, ADK International and Gemini Executive Search ™ and employs 80+ professionals in the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Europe.


Gale LaRoche
Cross boarder specialist

Gale LaRoche has extensive experience in Human Resources Management for both the public and private sector. Her specialty is bringing strategic HR best-practices and technology to help organizations operate in a more effective and efficient manner. Gale has a wealth of experience in starting up and turning around inefficient HR departments to be effective and strategic partners to the business. Gale’s recent assignment in the U.S. was with the Detroit Metropolitan Airport as Vice President, Human Resources.

Gale is a licensed attorney specializing in labor and employment law, and holds the following degrees: Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior Psychology; Juris Doctorate; Masters of Science with concentration in Human Resources; Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources; and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. She holds a SHRM-SCP designation. Her dissertation is on the topic of the dynamics involved when there is a change in the top leadership role in United States airports and how it affects senior managers.

Michael Lee
Managing Director Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd.

Michael is a Managing Director of Asianet Consultants (HK) Ltd. a long term partner of ADK International.  Asianet is a specialist executive search and talent acquisition which was first established in 1988 and has been closely working with ADK on a number of cross border assignments. He specializes in C-level leadership search and strategic talent acquisition for the high tech manufacturing, automotive and supply chain industry having served various Global Multinational firms in the Asian region.  Originally from Korea, he has worked in USA, Korea & Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Korean & English. He holds a double major Degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Management of Organization from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).  Prior to joining Asianet Consultants, he worked in a boutique executive search firm setting up the automotive division and assisting with the FMCG industry in the Asia Pacific Region.

He is a member of various chambers in the region, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK), and the China Supply Chain Council.  He is a member of the Institute of Directors in HK.  He is a committee member of the strategic relations and a judge at the Supply Chain Asia Forum Award (  He is a committee member of the China Italian Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Committee.

Pattie Zourzouki
International Client Manager

Pattie is an accomplished and internationally-experienced Sales & Business Development Executive from within the global travel and aviation sector, with +20 years’ in Tier1 organizations. She has built her industry reputation in multiple customer facing roles and has delivered value in high profile projects involving cross team collaboration, competitive timelines and exposure to senior sponsors.

Her ability to combine international business knowledge with market trends, results in generating opportunities for commercial growth, high-value sales leads and operational improvements.

As a results driven professional she has exceptional influencing skills, forging and building profitable partnerships.  She is a thought leader and creative business thinker, driving her teams to excel and exceed customer expectations.

Luis Centeno

Luis is a young and aviation passionate who has proved in his career that the sky is the limit for him. Coming from a pilot and flight attendants family background, he developed a fond interest for the aviation sector and because of it, he started his professional career as a Recruiter for Lufthansa Group in Mexico.

During his tenure in Lufthansa, Luis was able to learn from the company´s different business segments, including: Catering (LSG Sky Chefs), Logistics (Lufthansa Cargo) and MRO services (Lufthansa Technik). This helped him to become a complete aviation professional savvy with true in-depth knowledge of the industry.

Originally from Mexico, Luis has been able to develop an international business perspective thanks to his experience of having had lived in 3 different continents and worked for multinational corporations from the automotive, tourism and aviation sectors.

Throughout his career, Luis has been part of the entire recruitment process, having had found hidden talent and keeping a strong record of customer satisfaction. Thanks to his “client first” oriented mindset, he has developed strong relationships with important figures from the industry within the European and American market.