Giles Van Praagh

Vice President - Executive Search

Giles Van Praagh began his career in the early 1990s, gaining valuable experience spanning buy-side equity analysis, investment banking and retained executive search. He focuses on partnering with entrepreneurial management teams across the digital, tech and tech enabled ecosystems to augment their C-suites with high impact leaders across functional areas. Particular areas of focus include Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

Giles has experience working with clients across both enterprise and consumer facing business models. On the enterprise front he has experience with SaaS, artificial intelligence, IoT and professional services. In the consumer arena, Giles has experience in eCommerce (both digital native direct to consumer and more traditional retailer/brand) and marketplaces.

Giles brings a thoughtful approach to his client relationships. In order to provide the greatest value in any engagement, he is a firm believer in becoming a student of the company, its leadership team and its overarching definition of what success will look like. With this understanding as a starting point, he is well equipped to work in close partnership with clients to help identify the right executive fit, both from tactical and cultural perspectives. Culture fit is something Giles takes incredibly seriously and places a high value on as a strong indicator of long-term success.

A lifelong New Yorker, Giles has partnered with clients geographically distributed across the US, Europe and the Middle East. If you want to diverge from Search talk, Giles will be more than happy to extoll the virtues of being a devoted citizen cyclist and discuss his amateur urban planning obsession.

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