Practice

Human Capital

Exceptional Human Capital starts with best in class diverse talent. We are focused on identifying the best talent in Human Capital and in the Human Resource function through our work in Executive Search.

Dramatic changes have recently transformed the foundation of global business. Companies are confronted by changing market conditions, globalization, digitization, evolving corporate cultures and overall, the future of work. As the business world and operating models continue to transform, the change is being driven by highly sophisticated, data driven, and strategic Human Capital and Human Resource Leadership.

August Leadership’s Human Capital Practice provides clients with the broad and deep expertise, credibility, and influence within the Human Capital and Human Resource domain. As trusted advisors to our clients, we have successfully recruited and advised executives across all industry sectors, in all functional areas of Human Resources, globally.

Partnering with our industry sector and geographic specialists globally, our team offers clients unparalleled global coverage in every industry sector and market in the recruitment of elite Human Capital and Human Resource talent.

What We Do - Our Global Expertise

Human Capital is the principal source of value for any organization. It represents the preeminent advantage or obstruction to the value a company can deliver to its customers, shareholders and to its employees. CEO’s have come to understand that a “Diverse and Inclusive People First” agenda is the win-win for the business outcomes of their organization, and that of their customers’ and communities.

The strategic planning, selection, development, and empowerment of leadership talent that is precisely aligned with the mission, situation and culture of an organization is the passport to value creation and sustainability.

Human Capital and Human Resource leaders have well-evolved as key talent and value strategists within the C-Suite. No longer strictly value enablers, these leaders are critical to the success of the Company’s mission. They are integral to value delivery.

Ensuring the right leaders are situationally well-aligned and empowered as value creators within their own areas, is the crux of an engaged and productive workforce, competitive advantage, sustainable customer partnerships, and the sustainability of any company.

An agile talent landscape, rich in diverse and inclusive perspectives is well-understood by top talent strategists. Business outcomes and value creation begin and end with the right leadership and the right talent strategy.

August Human Capital and Human Resource leaders understand the business, its mission, its moving parts, and priorities. August Human Capital leaders are well-experienced in the complexity of an evolving business agenda and inevitable disruptions. They are well skilled in translating strategy into action. They are capable of planning for a future that is undefined.

These leaders know that top tier talent is their organization’s differentiator. The talent strategy and agenda are critical: a shortage of top talent in an organization puts enterprise value at risk.

We at August Leadership, make it our business to deliver distinctive leaders. Our focus is Identifying and delivering distinguished Human Capital leaders, who align, nurture, and empower their leadership and talent strategy. These are leaders who in turn, deliver on the mission of their company, customers, and workforce, amid ever-changing circumstances and business cycles. Aligning the right Human Capital and Human Resource leaders to your organization is our life’s work.

Human Capital Leader Specialization Segments

  • Human Resource Strategic Business Partners
  • Diversity and Inclusion – Strategy and Implementation
  • Organizational Strategy, Development and Effectiveness
  • Total Rewards & Benefits
  • Total Compensation Including Executive Compensation
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Talent Management
  • AI, HR Analytics & Big Data
  • Succession Planning
  •  Leadership Development & Assessment

Practice Team

Jerry McGrath

Partner
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.

Umran Beba

Partner - Search & Advisory
Umran Beba is an experienced senior business executive with general management, talent and diversity background.

Piers Marmion

Senior Advisor
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.

Eva Shaw

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

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
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.

John L. Pothin

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

Peter Grech

Partner
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.

Paul Chau

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

Christine Sobhani

Partner
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
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.

Nadeem Baig

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

Kristina Kalkman

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

Claudia Seidner

Partner
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
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
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.

Claudia Seidner

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

Henrik Ottosson

Partner
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

Jerry McGrath

Partner
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 L. Pothin

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

Ken Schwenke

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

Kristin M. Luu

Partner
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.

Nadeem Baig

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

Nicole Kamaleson

Partner
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
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
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
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.

Tiffany Goodlet

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

Download brochure

Learn more about this practice.

Download PDF

We have an important message regarding COVID-19 and how we at August Leadership are helping during this challenging time. Read more - Got it