Practice

Technology, Media & Mobility

The technology sector continues to evolve exponentially. Increasing requirements for data integrity and stability, pressure to reduce infrastructure costs, and aggressive competition for technology solutions have created significant challenges for participants across all technology sectors.

With the rise of digital and mobile technologies, globalization, digital security, and cyber threats, we are engaging in an industry that is constantly changing and re-evaluating how it goes to market. Technologies such as robotics, virtual and augmented reality, 3-D printing, and artificial intelligence are opening significant areas of opportunity. Cognitive technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, and speech and pattern recognition are being embedded in software applications, imbuing big data with superior capabilities.

Technology’s relentless evolution is roiling all industries and sectors globally and transforming every competitive landscape. The result of this dynamic is an extraordinary acceleration of pressure on leaders to transform their organizations into ones that can leverage technology and innovate digitally.

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

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

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

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.  

Michael Maeder

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

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.

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.

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

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

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