August Leadership Assists Paradigm for Parity with CEO Search

April 26, 2024 – Executive recruitment firm August Leadership has recruited Nadine Bullock-Pottinga as the new CEO of Paradigm for Parity (P4P), a non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in business leadership. The search is being done by August Leadership on a pro bono basis. “We are delighted to have Nadine at the helm of our executive management,” said Ellen Kullman, Paradigm for Parity co-chair and vice president of the board of directors. “Her expertise leading non-profits and her successful track record in development will enable Paradigm for Parity to grow and flourish.”

“The CEO search was successfully conducted by global executive search firm August Leadership, who shares Paradigm for Parity’s dedication to advancing women into the highest levels of leadership,” P4P said.

Ms. Bullock-Pottinga is an executive leader with over 20 years in the non-profit sector. Most recently she served as chief development officer at Hire Heroes USA where she diversified the sales and marketing teams, and cultivated strong relationships with corporate partners, with a focus on supporting women veterans.

“Paradigm for Parity has emerged as a premier organization to drive sustainable progress in closing the gender leadership gap,” said Ms. Bullock-Pottinga. “With its robust, intentional programming and deeply committed coalition companies, I am honored to serve as CEO and look forward to leveraging my experience and expertise to further broaden impact for all women.”

“I am excited to work closely with the outstanding board and team,” Ms. Bullock-Pottinga added. “I am eager to collaborate with all partners to drive meaningful initiatives that empower women and promote diversity.”

Previous Placement

August Leadership had previously placed Paradigm for Parity’s first-ever CEO, Sandra Quince, who had been a senior vice president in the global diversity & inclusion (D&I) organization at Bank of America. The bank is a long-time member of the coalition, and as an extension of its commitment, sponsored Ms. Quince to join the coalition as part of Bank of America’s Leader on Loan Program.

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“We believe that the future of successful leadership is one that prioritizes equality and inclusivity,” shared Asad Haider, co-founder and CEO of August Leadership. “Our collaboration with Paradigm for Parity reflects our shared dedication to driving positive change at the highest levels of leadership.”

The Paradigm for Parity coalition comprises of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. Through its 5-Point Action Plan, Paradigm for Parity works to ensure that women and men have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Founded in 2020, New York City-based August Leadership’s clients range from global multinationals to mid-size fast-growth organizations to pioneering start-ups. Its team includes those who have been in search for their entire careers. Others joined after holding leading roles in start-ups or large corporations. A number are considered among the more influential search executives in the world.

Mr. Haider is co-founder and CEO of August Leadership. He is a trusted advisor with deep global experience and knowledge of emerging markets, high growth companies, and high-potential diversity candidates. Mr. Haider has worked across the globe and within a wide range of industries. His career highlights include his various turnaround projects with Procter & Gamble as well as helping PepsiCo achieve record market share in international markets. His search career began as an entrepreneur, building one of Asia’s largest region-wide search boutiques.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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