Stanton Chase Appoints Technology Practice Leader in Middle East Region

May 10, 2019 – Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the appointment of Natalie Sleiman as partner and leader of the technology practice in the Middle East region.

Ms. Sleiman will be based out of Stanton Chase’s Dubai office, where she will support organizations in the recruitment of top technology leadership — both within the technology industry as well as across the many other industries facing significant challenges with respect to digitalization and digital transformation.

“Technology and digitalization are at the core of today’s world and creating challenges for many firms,” said Wassim Karkabi, managing partner of Stanton Chase Dubai and global head of board & executive assessment. “At Stanton Chase, we are focused on placing leaders who not only help overcome those challenges for businesses, but most importantly allow our clients to build sustainable growth into the digitalized future.”

“Natalie brings solid experience and expertise in leadership and the tech sector that we look for in our practice group heads,” Mr. Karkabi said. “Her recent work in the tech industry, and more importantly with female entrepreneurs in the Middle East, demonstrates her expertise in helping firms in achieving their digital transformation strategies. We are thrilled to have Natalie join the team.”

New to the executive search industry, Ms. Sleiman holds a global executive MBA from INSEAD and is an executive board member of INSEAD’s National Alumni Association in the UAE, where she has been instrumental in building the business school’s association into one of the largest and most active alumni groups in the world.

Through her involvement with the technology and start-up community, Ms. Sleiman developed a passion for supporting entrepreneurship and innovation as a positive force of social and economic impact. She established and currently heads the UAE Chapter of She Loves Tech, a global NGO that runs the world’s largest women-led technology start-up competition.

“I am excited to join Stanton Chase and to lead the technology practice group for the region,” said Ms. Sleiman. “My passion for digital transformation and emerging technology will definitely add value for our clients, and I look forward to supporting them as they navigate their way in this fast-paced sector.”

With offices in major cities around the world, the Stanton Chase team offers clients a global perspective while understanding local cultures and the challenges of moving products by sea, air, rail and trucking.

Recent Expansion at the Firm 

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the firm last year, was named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in Charlotte, NC. The Raleigh office team of search consultants provides a broad spectrum of expertise in technology, life sciences, bio-technology, healthcare…

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important step…

Stanton Chase recently added veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He serves as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. Most recently, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. 

Stanton Chase continued its strategic expansion to support the business environment in Tennessee with the addition of three new directors and a new office in Memphis. Veteran executive search consultants Deadrick Baker, Roxana Svensson and Ken Nimitz joined the firm as directors, enhancing practice group specializations in the healthcare, financial services…

The firm also opened a new office in Seattle. David Kimbro, a senior executive search veteran of almost 20 years, joined the firm as managing director of the new location. With broad experience in functional leadership across the C-suite, Mr. Kimbro’s clients range from start-ups to large public companies.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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