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August Leadership Establishes Shanghai Office

One of the USA’s fastest growing executive search firms announces new Asian stronghold. NEW YORK, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global executive search firm that’s disrupting the established model of executive search has taken another step forward in creating a global presence. Headquartered in New York, August Leadership already conducts many searches in Europe and Asia. Having Partners based in Shanghai will help serve … Continued

August Leadership Establishes London Office

LONDON, March 31, 2020/ — One of the USA’s fastest growing executive search firms announces new European stronghold. August Leadership has opened its London office. The global executive search firm that’s disrupting the established model of executive search has made another step forward in establishing a global presence. The international executive search partnership, headquartered in … Continued

August Leadership Announces Managing Partner – Europe

Industry disruptor and global executive search firm announces Alastair Paton has joined the team. NEW YORK, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alastair Paton joins the global August Leadership team as Managing Partner for Europe having spent 16 years in sales, marketing and general management roles in major global consumer goods businesses, living and working in Europe, the Middle East and North America. Prior to joining … Continued

Charles W.B. Wardell III Joins August Leadership As Vice Chairman

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — August Leadership has announced Charles W.B. Wardell III has joined as Vice Chairman. Charles ‘Chuck’ W.B. Wardell III brings decades of experience in business, politics and the military and was named by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s fifty most influential search executives. Most recently, Wardell was CEO and … Continued

August Leadership Commits to Achieving Gender Parity by 2030

August Leadership joins Paradigm for Parity® Movement to Address Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership Positions NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today August Leadership, a global executive search firm, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, announced its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030. (PRNewsfoto/August Leadership) “We are proud to … Continued

August Leadership – A New Brand For A New Decade

One of the fastest growing executive search firms announces its new name today, to reflect its integrated global platform. NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ward Howell USA has changed its name to August Leadership.  The new brand positions the firm as a unique, powerful force in executive search worldwide. Asad Haider & Kimberly Bishop (PRNewsfoto/August Leadership) The executive … Continued

The Top Hospitality HR Role: Beyond a Seat at the Table

by Ken Greger Reprinted from the Hotel Business Review with permission from In my years as a retained search firm partner, I’ve heard many times the ‘complaint’ from human resources executives that they don’t have – but want – a seat at the ‘table.’ The ‘table,’ of course, is a metaphor for being part of … Continued

CMOs in the Age of Advanced Analytics

by Henry J. Flores New technologies continue disrupting markets and reshaping roles throughout the c-suite. In a survey of CMOs, 67% indicated that they would reassess strategies and plans in light of continual advances in the ability to segment, engage and retain customers. Many are discovering that a playbook consisting primarily of push marketing activities … Continued

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