Our People

Our team consists of former business leaders and industry and functional experts. We have firsthand experience with the challenges you face and are committed to delivering exceptional service.

Asad Haider

Founder and CEO
New York / London / China

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

Kimberly Bishop

Chairman of Advisory Board and Managing Partner
New York / London

Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

Charles W. B. Wardell III

Vice Chairman
Naples, FL

Charles is internationally regarded as a leader in the executive search industry.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
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.

John L. Pothin

Partner
New York

John has more than 30 years of experience across several industry sectors.

Andrew Gardner

Partner
New York

Andy has extensive experience recruiting for digital and integrated marketing and media, consumer, technology, financial services, and life science companies and divisions.

Linda Schaler

Partner
New York

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

Sonia Prais

Partner
Los Angeles / New York

With a focus in retail, beauty, and lifestyle, Sonia works in the U.S. and extensively across Europe, India, and Asia.

David Barnette

Partner
Atlanta

With 15 years of experience as a senior leader in sales, marketing and operations, David brings a wealth of industry experience to August Leadership and specializes in the following areas: Digital Transformation, Go-To Market Strategy, Product and Channel Development,  Sales & Marketing Leadership, and Technology Leadership.  

Michael Maeder

Partner
Munich / Shanghai

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

John Purkiss

Partner
London

John has over 20 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.

Peter Grech

Partner
Toronto

With 20 years experience recruiting regionally and internationally, Peter helps companies transform and innovate through brave, globally-minded leaders.

Mrinalini Singh

Partner
Dubai

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

Kenneth Greger

Partner
Portland, OR

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.

James Theodore

Partner
Boston

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

Chun Liew

Partner
Shanghai

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

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. 

Jheelaf Razdan

Partner
Toronto

Jheelaf has over 20 years of experience, having worked in India and UAE.

Peter Bowstead

Partner
New York / London

Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Michael N. Curran

Partner
New York

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

Thomas W. Dowdy

Partner
Houston

Tom focuses on serving the executive talent needs of the Energy Industry.  

David Archambault

Partner
Palo Alto

David has a unique talent for building highly successful and effective management teams.

Advisory Partners

Greg Ballard

Advisory Partner
Silicon Valley

Greg Ballard serves as an advisory partner at August Leadership on the group’s expansion into the West Coast.

Jane Feng

Advisory Partner
Shanghai

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

Leon Shivamber

Advisory Partner
New York

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

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
New York

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

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