Our People

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.

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.

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.

Asad Haider

Founder & 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.

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.

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.

Christine Sobhani

Partner
New York

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

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.

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.

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.

Farah Haider

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
New York

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.

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

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.

Henrik Ottosson

Partner
Stockholm

Henrik brings more than 15 years of experience in executive search and helping clients, ranging from leading global Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing start-ups, identify the right people and building outstanding teams

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. 

James Gathercole

Partner
Shanghai / Hong Kong / Melbourne

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.

Jane Feng

Regional Advisory Partner
Shanghai

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

Jerry McGrath

Partner
New York

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 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 L. Pothin

Partner
New York

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

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.

Karsten Matthes

Partner
Berlin

Outstanding industry knowledge especially in Pharma, Life Science & 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, 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.

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.

Kristina Kalkman

Partner
Portland, OR

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

Kristin M. Luu

Partner
Chicago

Kristin brings over 24 years of experience as a search consultant, business owner, and entrepreneur. She is an experienced consultant in finding executive talent in a wide range of industries from C-suite executives to senior-level functional and operational leaders.

Linda Schaler

Partner
New York

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.

Michael N. Curran

Partner
New York

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

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.

Nicole Kamaleson

Partner
New York

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.

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.

Piers Marmion

Senior Advisor
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.

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.

Sana Mujtaba

VP Marketing and Principal
New York

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

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.

Umran Beba

Partner - Search & Advisory
New York

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

Advisory Partners

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner
Salt Lake City / New York

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

John H. Austin Jr.

Advisory Partner
New York

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

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.

Nadeem Baig

Advisory Partner
London

Nadeem Baig, based in London  is a senior business executive with extensive global human capital leadership experience in the Consumer Goods, Retail & Industrial sectors.

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