Industry leaders see innovation as the key to a future reliant on talent, skill, relationships, and intelligent deals.

The industrial sector is rife with uneasiness and unpredictability. Global demand for industrial products is growing at a snail’s pace. Foreign trade is at historically low levels, and oil prices are not rising fast enough to undo the collapse in drilling and the resulting contraction in the rest of the energy supply chain. The sector’s future depends upon how companies embrace strategic change, how they incorporate digital technology, and how they leverage data analysis.

What we do

Industry leaders see innovation as the key to a future reliant on talent, skill, relationships, and intelligent deals. Thus, the human factor is working in concert with technology to create opportunities, not remove jobs. Global leaders agree that innovation and human capital are the two areas they must strengthen to capitalize on new opportunities. The biggest recruiting challenge for CEOs is attracting people talented in creativity, innovation, leadership, emotional intelligence, problem solving, and adaptability.

Aggressive and deliberate investments, while imperative, are not enough. The next wave of leaders in the industrial sector will build ecosystems that deliver on the promise of analytics and connectivity to maximize efficiency for themselves and their customers. They will get closer to their customers’ needs, creating suites of services and creating new partnerships outside their core specialty areas. They can succeed if they move forward in smart, deliberate strides. At August Leadership, we work with our clients to identify and develop the leaders who can make this a reality.

Our Expertise

• Manufacturing
• Construction

Practice Team

Asad Haider

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

John L. Pothin

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

David Barnette

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

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

John Purkiss

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.

Mrinalini Singh

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

Chun Liew

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Peter Bowstead

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

Jane Feng

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

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