Our People

Leon Shivamber

Advisory Partner
New York City

Leon Shivamber is an Advisory Partner at August Leadership with a record of building great teams and leading transformation across five continents.

Umran Beba

Partner - Search & Advisory
New York City

Umran Beba is an experienced senior business executive with general management, talent and diversity background.

Nicole Kamaleson

Partner
New York City

Focused on mission-driven or for-purpose organizations, Nicole has advised on C-suite talent transitions, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), board/governance, human capital, and organizational development.

Mary Macleod

Partner
London

As a trusted leadership advisor to Boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership. She focuses on CEO, Board Director and Non-Executive appointments, as well as succession and Board/leadership effectiveness.

Micheline C. Carter

Advisory Partner
New York City

Micheline Carter is a Global Human Resource Officer with experience across organization and leadership development, succession planning, organization effectiveness, and total rewards. She has served as a key partner to CEOs, leadership teams and Board of Directors.

Farah Haider

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
New York City / Karachi / Lahore

Farah is overseeing the global operations of August Leadership as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. She is the co-founding partner and Board Director of August Leadership.

Eva Shaw

Partner
London / Prague

Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

Piers Marmion

Senior Advisor
London / New York City

Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following an early career in family office private equity has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the human capital sectors as a founder entrepreneur, CEO, board Director and investor.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
New York City / Salt Lake City

Andrea B. Thomas is an advisory partner at August Leadership.

Sana Mujtaba

VP Marketing and Principal
New York City / Karachi

Sana holds a dual role at August Leadership where she is the Vice President of Marketing and Principal in Executive Search.

Alastair Paton

Partner
London

Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Ami Bhatt Hardy

Partner
Hong Kong

Ami has 30 years experience in search, handling assignments in a range of industries with a strong focus in the consumer goods, retail, sourcing and industrial sectors.

Anke Janssen

Partner
Hamburg / London

Anke has a long-standing career in executive search and has conducted Board level and senior executive mandates across a range of geographies and industry sectors.

Asad Haider

Founder & CEO
New York City / London / Shanghai / Karachi

As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Atif Hasan

Chief Financial Officer
London

Atif joined August Leadership as a CFO and brings a commercial and business focused mindset, with a broad and geographically diverse experience.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
New York City

Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Christopher Langhoff

Partner
New York City

Christopher brings a unique perspective to the recruitment of financial officers. He has over 30 years of experience as a practicing financial officer and a recruiter of CFOs.

Chun Liew

Partner
Shanghai

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Dianna Dudley

Advisory Partner
New York City

Prior to joining August Leadership, Dianna Dudley was a global compliance officer for NatWest based in Stamford, Connecticut. In her role as Advisory Partner with August Leadership, she along with other partners search for Compliance and executive corporate bankers as well as executives across multiple industries.

Douglas C. Straton

Advisory Partner
Philadelphia

A relentless builder and scaler, Doug has held several high-level global and regional general management, strategy, innovation and transformation roles in start-ups and large-scale companies such as Unilever and L’Oreal. He has deep expertise in building Digital businesses and driving Digital Transformation, most recently as the Chief Digital Officer for The Hershey Company.

Gavin Cheadle

Partner
Dubai

Gavin is an experienced recruitment and Executive Search professional, based in Dubai focused on senior level, CXO and Board appointments across the Middle East region.

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
London

Gavin has been working in executive search for the last 13 years, having previously spent 10 years in international and local marketing roles at Unilever.

Greg Gerson

Partner
New York City

Greg brings over two decades of executive search experience to August Leadership. He serves as a strategic business partner to boards and executive leadership across the healthcare services and life sciences industries.

Henry J. Flores

Partner
Boston

Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Dr. Husam Zaman

Advisory Partner
Riyadh

An inspiring, visionary, and agile leader with over 15 years’ progressive experience in transformational roles in leading education and governmental institutions. He is also currently serving on several boards, supreme national councils, and global advisory committees in the sectors of education, culture and performance measurement.

James Gathercole

Partner
Hong Kong / Shanghai

James has a keen interest in innovative, technology-enabled industrial, healthcare, and consumer businesses.  Clients value his deep understanding of the essential leadership characteristics of Chinese executives who succeed in western organisations. 

James Theodore

Partner
Boston

Jim has been a leader in executive search for the Global Hospitality, Gaming and Travel industries for over 30 years.

Janeen Kang

Associate Partner
SEOUL

Janeen Kang brings 15 years of experience in the Retail industry across North America and Asia Pacific.

Jerry McGrath

Partner
New York City

Jerry manages searches for human resources leaders across a vast array of industries and organizations, and his clients benefit from his three decades of global experience in both corporate human resources and executive search.

John H. Austin Jr.

Advisory Partner
New York City

John H. Austin Jr. founded iMask Intelligence after a decorated career in federal law enforcement, bringing his singular investigative expertise to the private sector.

John Durkey

Partner
Boston

John possesses over 20 years of experience in the retained search industry and has executed assignments across all functional disciplines in the Life Sciences & Health, Manufacturing and Technology sectors

John Purkiss

Partner
London

John has over 25 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Kenneth Greger

Partner
Portland

With an impressive depth of domestic and international experience, Ken is well-regarded as a thought leader and advisor to the travel and hospitality industry.

Ken Schwenke

Partner
Philadelphia

Ken is a seasoned business leader, developer, and board member having served in leadership roles ranging from command of Marine units to serving as president of a $1.5B public company.

Kevin Howard

Partner
Dallas

With exceptional depth of expertise in Global Energy and Consumer Products, Kevin delivers transformative leaders and talent that shape and drive the success of organizations in these spaces.

Kristina Kalkman

Partner
Portland

Kristina’s consultative approach has proven highly effective at executing strategic talent initiatives and delivering outstanding, diverse talent.

Linda Schaler

Partner
New York City

Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in Advertising, Marketing, Media & Mobility, Digital Transformation, Life Sciences, and Nonprofit.

Lukas Beech

Partner
Seoul

Lukas Beech is one of the most influential search consultants in Asia, with about 20 years of deep expertise, especially in the Korean market.

Dr. Marion Welp

Advisory Partner
Dusseldorf

Dr. Marion Welp is a passionate global Human Resources, Transformation and Legal Executive, bi-lingual Lawyer, and Coach, who leads, inspires, and empowers international leaders, teams, and organizations to smoothly navigate corporate and personnel transformation and change to achieve sustainable, long-term success.

Markos Moya

Partner
Sydney

As a Partner at August Leadership, Markos leads operations in Australia. With over 30 years of experience, Markos focuses on the Technology, Private Equity, and Retail industries.

Mathew Bates

Partner
Dubai

Mathew Bates is a partner leading the education, technology, and government sectors for August Leadership.

Michael Maeder

Partner
Munich / Shanghai

Michael is Cofounder & Managing Partner of August Leadership in China and IOT ONE, a global IoT consulting practice.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Dubai

Highly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Mrinalini is committed to her clients, candidates and colleagues.

Paul Chau

Partner
Hong Kong

Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients of his expertise in the technology sector.

Peter Grech

Partner
Toronto

Peter has over 20 years experience in executive search spanning several continents. His expertise includes Insurance, Financial Services, Nonprofit, Human Capital, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics and Risk Management.

Sam Meredith

Partner
Dubai

Sam serves key clients in the Life Science, Healthcare, Biotechnology and Food sectors, including start-up, growth stage, and corporate businesses.

Sarah McGowan

Partner
New York

With over 25+ years of experience in the retail industry, Sarah has an extensive background in talent management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and general management.

Susan Waweru

Principal
Nairobi

Susan has over fifteen years’ experience sourcing the most exceptional candidates across sectors in international development, including public health, life sciences, climate change, environment, advocacy, agriculture research, and development finance.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
Toronto

With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

Wim van Acker

Partner
Detroit

With 25 years of recruiting experience, Wim has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both publicly and privately held clients.

Michael N. Curran

Partner
New York City

Michael’s experience in executive search includes a broad range of sectors and management disciplines.

Arne Adrian

Partner
Berlin

Arne specializes in top management positions in trade, FMCG, luxury good and media industries. In addition to executive search Arne leads a personnel diagnostics business called Scan Up AG.

Claudia Seidner

Partner
Frankfurt

Claudia Seidner has many years of experience recruiting for challenging leadership roles in large corporate groups and medium-sized companies. Her focus industries include transportation, tourism and logistics, IT and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, life science, and renewable energies.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
London

Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Jane Feng

Regional Advisory Partner
Shanghai

Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

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