Our People

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.

Nicole Kamaleson

Partner
North America / Kenya

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.

Umran Beba

Partner - Search & Advisory
New York City

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piers Marmion

CHAIR August Leadership BOARD
London / New York

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.

Leon Shivamber

August Leadership Board of Directors, Advisory Partner
Nashville / 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.

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
New York City / Salt Lake City

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

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.

Angeles Fernandez

Partner
Mexico City

Angeles has completed more than 300 searches for CEOs, Presidents, Independent Directors, General Managers, and Directors in the financial services, consumer products, and industrial sectors focused in automotive, aerospace, and aviation industries.

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 / Singapore / Karachi

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

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.

Carilyn Quigley

Partner
London / Johannesburg

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.

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.

Eugenio Riquelme

Partner
Mexico City

Eugenio has deep practical experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor at both public and private boards, C-suite, and business heads level, mainly in the financial sector and financial function in various industries.

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.

Gabriela Garcia Zenteno

VP Marketing
Mexico City

Gabriela has led successful initiatives in B2B and B2C industries spearheading digital marketing, strategy, research, new product developments, advertising, scorecard tracking, and spend stimulation activities.

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.

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.

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.

Jimson Cheng

Senior Advisor
Singapore

Jimson Cheng has over 20 years of Consulting and Executive Search experience, and is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Boards in the Healthcare and Life-sciences Industry.

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.

Karsten Matthes

Partner
Berlin

Outstanding industry knowledge especially in Pharma, Life Sciences & Healthcare, an extensive international network, profound and successful expertise in  consulting as well as search and selection of specialists and executives distinguish Karsten as an executive search professional.

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.

Lukas Beech

Partner
Seoul / Singapore

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
Shanghai

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

Michelle Partipilo

Associate Partner
Calgary

Her experience spans a range of industries and sectors including but not limited to sports & entertainment, technology, not-for-profit, travel/tourism & hospitality, alternative energy and real estate. Functionally, Michelle’s specializes in VP, C-suite, and Board level searches primarily.

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.

Sana Mujtaba

Associate Partner
New York City / Karachi

As Principal at August Leadership, Sana leads and executes senior search mandates across industries. Previously, Sana was heading the global marketing operations at August Leadership, overseeing, and building the key branding and messaging of the firm.

Rick Helliwell

Partner
Christchurch

Rick Helliwell has over 25 years of Executive Recruitment and Human Resources (HR) experience both in-house and consulting, working within large Corporate, SME, Start-Up, and Professional Services 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.

Waichiro Hayashi

Partner
Tokyo

As an experienced executive recruiter and senior executive for multinational corporations, Waichiro provides consultative support and expertise for firms who believe that leadership change and/or counseling will dramatically improve performance. He focuses on senior level assignments for multinational firms undertaking business in Japan and Asia-Pacific in the Industrial, Technology, Life Science and the Professional Service … Continued

Sanjay Shah

Advisory Partner
London

Sanjay Shah has over 30 years of board-level experience in the UK and Saudi Arabia. He has served in several high-profile roles ranging from the FTSE 100 to charities.

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.

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.

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.

Jane Feng

Regional Advisory Partner
Shanghai

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

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