Practice

Technology & Innovation

At the beginning of a new decade, the technology industry is faced with a tricky balancing act: how to continue to drive innovative solutions while grappling with the side effects of those solutions in the global economy. The challenge here is the scale that technology can achieve and the evolutionary aspect of mixing digital and physical worlds.

Industry-wide change is rapid, affecting business models, the competitive landscape, customer types, buying patterns, M&A activity and more. Technology has grown far more complex. Infrastructure product, in the cloud age, have morphed into myriad choices around software-as-a-service applications, data tools, and a stack of evolving technologies, including blockchain, AI, IoT and 5G.

Media is evolving toward an increasingly direct-to-consumer model, as apps, social media, mobile and streaming become preferred formats for information and entertainment delivery. Leaders must keep pace with a unique combination of vision, cross-platform experience, the agility to respond to new sources of data, and – perhaps most importantly – the capacity to build and inspire diverse teams with varied skillsets.

Change in the mobility market is constant with evolving business models for transporting people and goods. As instability increases, competition grows, regulations change and markets shift it becomes more important than ever to ensure that a leadership framework is in place that is capable of identifying potential, driving development, accelerating readiness, and energizing transitions. 5G in particular will leverage and extend the R&D and capital investments made in prior mobile technologies to advance mobile to a platform which delivers the ubiquity, low latency, and adaptability required for future uses.

With the advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the Internet of Things, it has never been more important for businesses to keep on top of their cybersecurity measures. The Chief Information Security Officer and their team must be able to advise the board and the CEO directly. We can help you build teams with the right competencies and recruit leaders who can balance security requirements with business objectives.

Thanks to the sweeping wave of digitization, everything from software to transportation can now be sold as a service. Digital practices are clashing with older ways of doing business, breaking down geographical boundaries. We provide both digital and legacy companies with the leadership to harness disruption, rather than succumb to it

What we do

In view of these dynamics, leaders must focus on innovation and active adaptation. Those who enforce a culture of integrity, sustainability, corporate responsibility, and adaptability—while also focusing on cost optimization, security, market positioning, and operating efficiencies—will ultimately succeed. It is no longer enough to adopt best practices; contemporary leadership must imagine and invent next practices. The global war for talent is real and must be an organizational priority to maintain the pace of innovation needed to compete. At August Leadership, we are well suited to help our clients win that war for talent.

Our Expertise

• Cloud Computing
• Mobile and Wireless
• IoT/IIoT
• Machine Learning and AI
• Cyber Security

Practice Team

Anke Janssen

Partner
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.

Kimberly Bishop

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

Linda Schaler

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

Henry J. Flores

Partner
Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

John L. Pothin

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

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.

Michael Maeder

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

Andrew Gardner

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

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

John Purkiss

Partner
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.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

John Durkey

Partner
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

Peter Grech

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

Jane Feng

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

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.

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
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.

Kimberly Bishop

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

Michael Maeder

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

Linda Schaler

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

Gavin O’Malley

Partner
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.

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.

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.

Anke Janssen

Partner
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.

Andrew Gardner

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

John L. Pothin

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

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.

John Purkiss

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

John Durkey

Partner
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

Henry J. Flores

Partner
Hank concentrates on assignments for senior leaders who drive growth, typically for companies seeking to improve strategic focus on their customers and consumers. 

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Jane Feng

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

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