Our People

Andrea B. Thomas

Advisory Partner

Salt Lake City

Andrea B. Thomas is an advisory partner at August Leadership.

Mathew Bates

Partner

Dubai

Mathew Bates is a partner leading the education, technology, and government sectors for August Leadership.

Umran Beba

Partner

New York City

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

Farah Haider

Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK CITY / KARACHI / LAHORE

Farah is overseeing the global operations of August Leadership as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. She is the co-founding partner and Board Director of August Leadership.

Arne Adrian

Partner

Berlin

Arne specializes in top management positions in trade, FMCG, luxury good and media industries. In addition to executive search Arne leads a personnel diagnostics business called Scan Up AG.

Mary Macleod

Partner

London

As a trusted leadership advisor to Boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership. She focuses on CEO, Board Director and Non-Executive appointments, as well as succession and Board/leadership effectiveness.

Wim Van Acker

Partner

Detroit

With 25 years of recruiting experience, Wim has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both publicly and privately held clients.

Carilyn Quigley 

Partner

London/Johannesburg

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.

Jerry McGrath

Partner

New York City

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.

Kevin Howard 

Partner

Dallas

With exceptional depth of expertise in Global Energy and Consumer Products, Kevin delivers transformative leaders and talent that shape and drive the success of organizations in these spaces.

Ami Bhatt

Partner

Hong Kong

Ami has 30 years experience in search, handling assignments in a range of industries with a strong focus in the consumer goods, retail, sourcing and industrial sectors.

John Durkey

Partner

Boston

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

Ken Schwenke

Partner

Philadelphia

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.

John Purkiss

Partner

London

John has over 25 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.

Michael Maeder

Partner

SHANGHAI

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

Mrinalini Singh

Partner

Dubai

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

Peter Grech

Partner

Toronto

Peter has over 20 years of experience in an executive search spanning several continents. His expertise includes Insurance, Financial Services, nonprofits, Human Capital, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, and Risk Management.

Leon Shivamber

Advisory Partner

Nashville/New York City

Leon Shivamber is an Advisory Partner at August Leadership with a record of building great teams and leading transformation across five continents.

Anke Janssen

Partner

Hamburg/London

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.

Micheline Carter 

Advisory Partner

New York City

Micheline Carter is a Global Human Resource Officer with experience across organization and leadership development, succession planning, organization effectiveness, and total rewards. She has served as a key partner to CEOs, leadership teams and Board of Directors.

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