Our People

Karsten Matthes

Partner

Berlin

Outstanding industry knowledge especially in Pharma, Life Sciences & Healthcare, an extensive international network, profound and successful expertise in consulting as well as search and selection of specialists and executives distinguish Karsten as an executive search professional.

Doug Straton

Advisory Partner

Philadelphia

A relentless builder and scaler, Doug has held several high-level global and regional general management, strategy, innovation and transformation roles in start-ups and large-scale companies such as Unilever and L’Oreal. He has deep expertise in building Digital businesses and driving Digital Transformation, most recently as the Chief Digital Officer for The Hershey Company.

Asad Haider

Partner

New York City

As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Lukas Beech

Partner

Seoul

Lukas Beech is one of the most influential search consultants in Asia, with about 20 years of deep expertise, especially in the Korean market.

Gavin O' Malley

Partner

London

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.

Christopher Langhoff

Partner

New York City

Christopher brings a unique perspective to the recruitment of financial officers. He has over 30 years of experience as a practicing financial officer and a recruiter of CFOs.

Eugenio Riquelme

Partner

Mexico City

Eugenio has deep practical experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor at both public and private boards, C-suite, and business heads level, mainly in the financial sector and financial function in various industries.

Sarah McGowan

Partner

New York

With over 25+ years of experience in the retail industry, Sarah has an extensive background in talent management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and general management.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner

Toronto

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.

Ken Greger

Partner

PORTLAND

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.

Claudia Seidner

Partner

Frankfurt

Claudia Seidner has many years of experience recruiting for challenging leadership roles in large corporate groups and medium-sized companies. Her focus industries include transportation, tourism and logistics, IT and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, life science, and renewable energies.

Piers Marmion

Advisory Partner

London/New York

Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following an early career in family office private equity has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the human capital sectors as a founder entrepreneur, CEO, board Director and investor.

Janeen Kang

Partner

Seoul

Janeen Kang brings 15 years of experience in the Retail industry across North America and Asia Pacific.

Paul Chau

Partner

HONG KONG

Paul Chau has over two decades of executive search experience, and is highly regarded by clients of his expertise in the technology sector.

Chun Liew

Advisory Partner

Shanghai

Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Michelle Partipilo

Partner

Calgary

Her experience spans a range of industries and sectors including but not limited to sports & entertainment, technology, not-for-profit, travel/tourism & hospitality, alternative energy and real estate. Functionally, Michelle’s specializes in VP, C-suite, and Board level searches primarily.

Greg Gerson

Partner

New York City

Greg brings over two decades of executive search experience to August Leadership. He serves as a strategic business partner to boards and executive leadership across the healthcare services and life sciences industries.

Markos Moya

Partner

Sedney

As a Partner at August Leadership, Markos leads operations in Australia. With over 30 years of experience, Markos focuses on the Technology, Private Equity, and Retail industries.

Dr. Husam Zaman

Advisory Partner

Riyadh

An inspiring, visionary, and agile leader with over 15 years’ progressive experience in transformational roles in leading education and governmental institutions. He is also currently serving on several boards, supreme national councils, and global advisory committees in the sectors of education, culture and performance measurement.

Kristina Kalkman

Partner

Portland

Kristina’s consultative approach has proven highly effective at executing strategic talent initiatives and delivering outstanding, diverse talent.

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