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.

David Barnette

Partner
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.  

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.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

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.

Kenneth Greger

Partner
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.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

Shahed Quazi

Partner
Experienced with multi-country leadership role, leading one of the largest conglomerates in the country and in leading HR function of largest telco in Bangladesh.

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.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

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.

Eva Shaw

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

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.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

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.

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.

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.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

John L. Pothin

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

Eva Shaw

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

David Barnette

Partner
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.  

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 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

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.

Kenneth Greger

Partner
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.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

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. 

David Archambault

Partner
David has a unique talent for building highly successful and effective management teams.

Jane Feng

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

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