About Us

August Leadership was born from a belief that executive search could be better. Putting clients and candidates first. Focusing on relationships not transactions.

Some of us have spent a lifetime in search. Others joined after holding leading roles in start-ups or large corporations. Several of us are named as the most influential search executives in the world.

We share ambition with our clients, candidates and partners. Our clients range from global multinationals to mid-size fast-growth organizations to pioneering start-ups. Whatever the company, whatever the challenge, we work in partnership to help them succeed. Many of our client relationships span decades.

Diversity is at our core. We come from many countries, backgrounds, and life journeys. We understand how to bring diversity to an organization. We’ve done it for our own firm and we know how to do it for yours. We always present a diverse slate.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Our team consists of former business leaders and industry and functional experts. We have firsthand experience with the challenges you face and are committed to delivering exceptional service.

We are a team of bold and creative thinkers, unafraid to do things differently.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Advertising
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

Press Releases

Charles W.B. Wardell III Joins August Leadership As Vice Chairman

August Leadership has announced Charles W.B, Wardell III has joined as Vice Chairman. Charles ‘Chuck’ W.B. Wardell III brings decades of experience in business, politics and the military and was named by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s fifty most influential search executives. Most recently, Wardell was CEO and Chairman of the board at Witt/Kieffer

August Leadership Commits to Achieving Gender Parity by 2030

New York – February, 20, 2020 – Today August Leadership, a global executive search firm, in partnership with the Paradigm for Parity® coalition, announced its commitment to achieving gender parity throughout its corporate leadership structure by 2030. “We are proud to partner with the Paradigm for Parity® movement and work towards fully addressing the gender

August Leadership – A New Brand For A New Decade

New York – February 12, 2020 – Ward Howell USA has changed its name to August Leadership.  The new brand positions the firm as a unique, powerful force in executive search worldwide. The executive search industry was established in the USA in the 1950s by management consultants. In the last 60 years, very little has changed in the way