Our Team

Partner with some of the industry’s most forward-thinking minds

The MitchelLake team includes professionals in over seven cities over four continents, which means we have the capabilities to find you the best talent – no matter where you are in the world. Our Partners and Consultants leverage decades of expertise in networked relationships and market knowledge to gain an understanding of your needs and accurately identify the best strategies to drive your business forward. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can support you with your next project.

The MitchelLake team includes professionals in over seven cities over four continents, which means we have the capabilities to find you the best talent – no matter where you are in the world. Our Partners and Consultants leverage decades of expertise in networked relationships and market knowledge to gain an understanding of your needs and accurately identify the best strategies to drive your business forward. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can support you with your next project.

MitchelLake Headshots_0005_Michael Solomon

Michael Solomon has led a varied commercial life from coaching leaders and teams as a management consultant to heading emerging technology ventures for News Corp, to driving digital transformation and operational excellence at the AFL.

Michael is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, shareholder and advisor to Enex Carbon, Chair of the Michael Long Foundation, and Director of the Darwin International Essington School. Past governance and directorships include Executive Director of News Digital Media, CEO and Director of Learning Seat, Director of Moshtix, Director of Recruit Advantage, Chairman and Director of Getprice, and Chairman and Director of Sporting Pulse.

Michael Solomon

MD, Australia
MitchelLake Headshots_0010_Kevin Griffiths

Kevin Griffiths is based in Sydney and leads MitchelLake's Executive Search for the ANZ Practice. Since joining in 2012, he has led over 200 searches, supporting startups, NewCos, scaleups, and established tech companies with C-suite and board requirements, and enterprises undergoing digital/technology transformations.

Kevin works closely with founders and VC investors in addition to advising tech companies on their GTM strategy. Typically, this leads to building capability around the founder/s, conducting SLT searches for CEOs, COOs, CROs, CTOs, and CPOs. He also consults and leads searches with corporate clients who seek advice on the question of build, buy, or partner.

Kevin Griffiths

Managing Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0002_Illona Vak

Illona Vak is a Partner with MitchelLake, Melbourne and brings over 16 years' experience recruiting across Digital, Marketing and Product from both local and international markets.

She joins after successfully running a boutique executive recruitment firm where she partnered with global and local businesses to deliver exceptional talent solutions. Illona is passionate about digital innovation within corporates and advising growth businesses on how to build successful teams. Illona has invested her time developing deep networks, and the culmination of her experience ensures recruitment strategy is always perfectly aligned to the client’s overall business strategy.

Illona Vak

Partner (Marketing, Product & Commercial)
MitchelLake Headshots_0001_Priyanka Haribhai-new

An Associate Partner at MitchelLake Executive, Priyanka joined with 5 years’ international experience in executive search within the broader consumer space (retail, travel, leisure, & FMCG), and has successfully placed candidates for a mixture of privately-owned, PE-backed and publicly-listed clients. As well as handling C-suite and board roles, she has advised on director-level searches across all functions, and is passionate about working on international search assignments.

Priyanka grew up between Hong Kong, Mumbai, Moscow and London, and speaks Russian. She graduated with a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Warwick, and is a qualified Personal Trainer and, prior to MitchelLake.

Priyanka Haribhai

Associate Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0003_Tej Boddupalli

Born and raised in Melbourne, Tej joined MitchelLake after spending a few years in Canberra working as a Test Analyst for a technology consulting firm. Excited by the opportunity to work in recruitment for interesting clients and projects and a passion for people in technology, Tej joined the MitchelLake Growth team and brings deep knowledge of the growing tech sector.

Outside of work, Tej enjoys playing and watching cricket, travelling around Australia and enjoying a nice glass of red wine.

Tej Boddupalli

Research & Delivery Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0000_Mary Karolyi

Mary Karolyi, our Global CFO, leads all traditional aspects of the finance function and helps drive the global commercial strategy of our business.

Apart from oversight and establishment of finance functions, her experience has also included the transformation and evolution of start-ups, scale-ups and other growth or disrupted organisations within the technology, retail, professional services sectors and across the Asia Pacific, United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. Mary is a chartered accountant, fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Mary Karolyi

Global CFO
MitchelLake Headshots_0004_Matt Smith

Matt loves connecting great people and companies with a purpose to make things better through technology and innovation. He works in MitchelLake's Melbourne office and leads the MLG Growth vision for ANZ, working with an awesome team who source talent for leadership hiring and scaling teams across emerging technology, experience and service design, product, digital marketing, growth, data science and analytics.

Matt's domain expertise leans towards hiring senior roles in experience and design and he enjoys the balance of working with fast growth, early stage organisations and larger scale companies going through digital transformation and the unique challenges they both bring.

Matt Smith

Managing Partner (Growth)
Claire-Yellowlees

Claire is a professional commercial specialist, having worked with entrepreneurs such as James Cann (Dragons Den) on growing one of his start-ups in London (Prior and Partners) to growing market segments for large corporates such as IHG (InterContinental Hotels) and Hays.

Over the past five years, she used her commercial skills to help businesses of all sizes and industries find and secure the right commercial talent to help them grow. Having had experience with businesses new to the AU market, Claire has helped secure integral commercial talent that helped companies break new markets, including Excell4Apps, CAD-T, ACER, RANCZR, and RTC.

Claire Yellowlees

Associate Partner - Australia
MitchelLake-Headshots-Lara-Morgan

Originally from Scotland, Lara Morgan studied Psychology in her hometown of Glasgow before moving to the big smoke to pursue a career in clothing product development. Realising it was the people behind the products that fascinated her most, Lara moved to Melbourne five years ago and has since focussed her efforts on hiring in the marketing, product and UX design space. Lara satisfies her passion for people, culture and ``human flourishing`` with postgraduate studies in Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, where she critically examines contemporary science-based methods for enhancing the wellbeing, performance and motivation of staff and clients.

Lara Morgan

Research & Delivery Lead
Theodora-Burgess-headshot

Theodora Burgess is the Group Marketing Manager for MitchelLake and responsible for the company's marketing activities across Australia, Singapore, the UK and US.

A digital marketer with over a decade of industry experience, Theodora’s background includes copywriting, social media, SEO, and content strategy. Ahe has worked as the Online Editor for one of Australia’s largest weekly publications and Optimisation Manager for Pacific Magazines, and also ghost-written and published several books on social media and guerrilla marketing. In addition to her current role, Theodora is the Content Director and Co-Founder of digital marketing agency, Pen and Pixel, and Contributing Editor for Stride Collective.

Theodora Burgess

Group Marketing Manager
James-Grice

Born and bred in NZ, Jimmy Grice has lived in Melbourne for six years and has worked in recruitment ever since. He loves all things digital and tech, and recruits across design and technology. He is so passionate about the space, he has even designed a couple of apps himself and is currently studying iOS development.

Outside of the office, Jimmy is a self-confessed sports fanatic and loves football (soccer over AFL), cricket and rugby; as well as fitting into Melbourne life well with a love for eating out, particularly scoping out new Mexican joints.

James Grice

Principle Consultant (Design & Experience)
MitchelLake Headshots_0015_Christophe Hovette

Christophe Hovette is a specialist across the Digital Marketing and Sales Executive space with experience that has covered Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We're pleased to have someone so passionate about technology, design, innovation and startups join our team and we hope he lives up to his self-professed geek description. One of his favourite books that he recommends everyone in business should read is ``The Hard Thing About Hard Things`` by Ben Horowitz.

Christophe Hovette

Associate Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0001_Rachel Chong

With an MBA in hand, Rachel Chong set off with ambitious travelling plans to satiate her curiosity of the world, only to be offered a role in a startup which was too good to turn down. A taste of this bustling space has got her hooked and she joins MitchelLake with a passion to learn all things tech, and help connect great talent to some of the worlds most innovative startups.

An adventurous daredevil at heart, Rachel has stood on a suspended boulder above a 984m deep abyss and frequently scales rocks at heights that would make a grown man cry.

Rachel Chong

Lead Research & Delivery Consultant (Tech)
MitchelLake Headshots_0011_Jon Tanner

Jon Tanner co-founded the MitchelLake Group in 2001 and has been advising startup, scale-up and enterprise clients on leadership, executive search and talent acquisition for digital ventures and initiatives for almost two decades.

As Group CEO and Managing Partner, Jon is based in Singapore and works across our international hubs in APAC, Americas, and Europe. He directly supports global clients, collaborating with the broader MitchelLake team, and continuing to build our collective ecosystem of exceptional talent and partner organisations. Jon is an active early stage investor and passionate supporter of entrepreneurs, ventures and innovation including SocietyOne, Biteable, Blackbird VC, and Genos International.

Jon Tanner

Global CEO
MitchelLake Headshots_0012_Jamie Gripton

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, human capital and leadership, Jamie Gripton is a Partner in Singapore. Jamie specialises in providing Retained Executive Search solutions to businesses looking to attract top talent in the Asian market within the digital, innovation, growth ventures and technology arena.

He previously launched and sold multiple businesses including Rochfort Executive Search, LMA Recruitment Singapore, Risk Management Intelligence, Pure Energy Nation and Nakd Artesian Water. His specialisations include Digital Transformation in Banking, Financial & Professional Services; Sales Leadership in Tech, and FinTech, InsurTech, Proptech, VC & PE Funded Growth Tech, Data Analytics & Cyber Security.

Jamie Gripton

Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0014_Conny Lim

Conny Lim is Managing Partner of MitchelLake, Singapore. She has completed 100+ assignments in her 15-year career, spanning multiple geographies including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Conny is able to assist clients in identifying, attracting and hiring the best talent with the right culture fit. Coupled with her innate understanding of local talent, breadth of cultures across Asia and global best practices, she is well-placed to partner with digital, market entry and convergent technology players across APAC. She has experience working in global search firms such as Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles and Korn Ferry.

Conny Lim

Managing Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0008_Veenu Anand-new

In her role as Senior Associate, Veenu Anand brings 13 years of research experience in executive search industry, working in both India and Singapore. Veenu is passionate about matching her clients' requirements with top-notch talent.

Prior to joining MitchelLake, she worked for Egon Zehnder and Spencer Stuart in Singapore. In addition to her previous roles, she was member of the CFO core team which was instrumental in developing CFO practice for SEA. Veenu has also worked on various research projects across verticals and sectors ranging from telecom, industrial, financial services and life science across APAC.

Veenu Anand

Senior Associate
MitchelLake Headshots_0009_Lexi Lazenby

Laxi is a Partner of MLG's executive search division based in Singapore, servicing APAC. She possesses a history of commercial roles spanning Australia and SEA for over 15 years, providing deep experience in a holistic approach to multi-channel Media, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Industry-led technology.

Lexi is highly skilled in building and leading high performance teams in go-to-market strategy, achieving revenue targets, client delivery, understanding consumer journey, together with the impact of data and tech. An advocate for sustainable enterprise and passionate believer in impact investing, Lexi is a Fellow at raiSE and supporter of the Cambodian Children's Fund.

Lexi Lazenby

Partner
Yoko Senga

Yoko is a Partner with MitchelLake's Bay Area search practice. She has over 12 years of experience as a Senior Product Leader for both startup ventures and mature brands, including Yahoo!, Cisco and Wikia/Fandom. Yoko leverages her deep, credible relationships with a wide network of Director and Executive-level product managers, marketers, engineers and operators and brings hands-on industry experience to offer a unique perspective to a Search.

In her spare time, Yoko is an ultra-marathoner; you'll find her running out on the trails in Marin.

Yoko Senga

Partner
Gavin Hasselgren

With a career focussing on innovation and digital technology, Gavin has 15+ years' experience executing hundreds of leadership searches for highly innovative clients in Fintech, Private Equity, Real Estate, Consumer, Industrial, and Professional Services.

As Principal for MitchelLake's US East Coast region, Gavin focusses on full-life-cycle search for emerging technology and digital executive leadership roles. Embracing the most challenging searches, he enjoys developing and driving unique search strategies to identify and engage with effective leaders. Before joining MitchelLake, Gavin spent four years in the Financial Services search practice at Korn Ferry, Futurestep, and has also worked for JP Morgan and Wolters Kluwer.

Gavin Hasselgren

Principle Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0013_Ekta Lodhia

Ekta is an operations associate at MitchelLake's Bay Area search practice. She is a graduate of San Jose State University, where she got her Bachelors degree in Business, and during her time there, did a variety of internships in business operations and research. Ekta is passionate about helping companies find the best talent through rigorous research methods. In this role, Ekta hopes to leverage her skills to help the Client, not only in the search, but in the future as well through insightful data analysis.

Ekta Lodhia

Operations Associate
MitchelLake Headshots_0000_Sophie Cohen-new

Sophie Cohen is the Senior Associate of MitchelLake's UK office and boasts 20 years of experience, managing executive search, market intelligence, succession planning, salary surveys, talent mapping and pipeline projects across EMEA, North America, Russia, Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Philippines), UAE and LATAM. She possesses broad sectorial experience in digital, advertising, marketing, media, pharmaceutical, and industrial.

Passionate about digital and technology start-ups, Sophie works with her clients to acquire the best talent for a healthy international growth or digital transformation.Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children, exploring the world of nature, and being a climate change fighter.

Sophie Cohen

Senior Associate
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Nick Krekis is fresh off the boat from London after working three years in a marketing specialist recruitment agency for the tech sector. He has a strong passion for digital marketing and a real geeky love for all things tech.

In his spare time you can find Nick cycling, training in Martial Arts or trying a new whiskey while convincing someone why Sony is a far more superior mobile than Apple or Samsung (HTC aren't worth mentioning).

Nick Krekis

Partner
Ethan Tattersfield Headshot

Having spent two years working in recruitment across the digital space, Ethan Tattersfield has settled in Melbourne, direct from his native London. He is passionate about Digital Marketing across the e-commerce and mobile/product landscape, and is looking forward to sinking his teeth into R&D at MitchelLake. A keen foodie, Ethan is also an Apple-fanatic (yes, he even has the watch), and avid runner.

Ethan Tattersfield

Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0005_Michael Solomon

Michael Solomon has led a varied commercial life from coaching leaders and teams as a management consultant to heading emerging technology ventures for News Corp, to driving digital transformation and operational excellence at the AFL.

Michael is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, shareholder and advisor to Enex Carbon, Chair of the Michael Long Foundation, and Director of the Darwin International Essington School. Past governance and directorships include Executive Director of News Digital Media, CEO and Director of Learning Seat, Director of Moshtix, Director of Recruit Advantage, Chairman and Director of Getprice, and Chairman and Director of Sporting Pulse.

Michael Solomon

MD, Australia
MitchelLake Headshots_0010_Kevin Griffiths

Kevin Griffiths is based in Sydney and leads MitchelLake's Executive Search for the ANZ Practice. Since joining in 2012, he has led over 200 searches, supporting startups, NewCos, scaleups, and established tech companies with C-suite and board requirements, and enterprises undergoing digital/technology transformations.

Kevin works closely with founders and VC investors in addition to advising tech companies on their GTM strategy. Typically, this leads to building capability around the founder/s, conducting SLT searches for CEOs, COOs, CROs, CTOs, and CPOs. He also consults and leads searches with corporate clients who seek advice on the question of build, buy, or partner.

Kevin Griffiths

Managing Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0002_Illona Vak

Illona Vak is a Partner with MitchelLake, Melbourne and brings over 16 years' experience recruiting across Digital, Marketing and Product from both local and international markets.

She joins after successfully running a boutique executive recruitment firm where she partnered with global and local businesses to deliver exceptional talent solutions. Illona is passionate about digital innovation within corporates and advising growth businesses on how to build successful teams. Illona has invested her time developing deep networks, and the culmination of her experience ensures recruitment strategy is always perfectly aligned to the client’s overall business strategy.

Illona Vak

Partner (Marketing, Product & Commercial)
MitchelLake Headshots_0001_Priyanka Haribhai-new

An Associate Partner at MitchelLake Executive, Priyanka joined with 5 years’ international experience in executive search within the broader consumer space (retail, travel, leisure, & FMCG), and has successfully placed candidates for a mixture of privately-owned, PE-backed and publicly-listed clients. As well as handling C-suite and board roles, she has advised on director-level searches across all functions, and is passionate about working on international search assignments.

Priyanka grew up between Hong Kong, Mumbai, Moscow and London, and speaks Russian. She graduated with a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Warwick, and is a qualified Personal Trainer and, prior to MitchelLake.

Priyanka Haribhai

Associate Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0003_Tej Boddupalli

Born and raised in Melbourne, Tej joined MitchelLake after spending a few years in Canberra working as a Test Analyst for a technology consulting firm. Excited by the opportunity to work in recruitment for interesting clients and projects and a passion for people in technology, Tej joined the MitchelLake Growth team and brings deep knowledge of the growing tech sector.

Outside of work, Tej enjoys playing and watching cricket, travelling around Australia and enjoying a nice glass of red wine.

Tej Boddupalli

Research & Delivery Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0000_Mary Karolyi

Mary Karolyi, our Global CFO, leads all traditional aspects of the finance function and helps drive the global commercial strategy of our business.

Apart from oversight and establishment of finance functions, her experience has also included the transformation and evolution of start-ups, scale-ups and other growth or disrupted organisations within the technology, retail, professional services sectors and across the Asia Pacific, United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. Mary is a chartered accountant, fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Mary Karolyi

Global CFO
MitchelLake Headshots_0004_Matt Smith

Matt loves connecting great people and companies with a purpose to make things better through technology and innovation. He works in MitchelLake's Melbourne office and leads the MLG Growth vision for ANZ, working with an awesome team who source talent for leadership hiring and scaling teams across emerging technology, experience and service design, product, digital marketing, growth, data science and analytics.

Matt's domain expertise leans towards hiring senior roles in experience and design and he enjoys the balance of working with fast growth, early stage organisations and larger scale companies going through digital transformation and the unique challenges they both bring.

Matt Smith

Managing Partner (Growth)
Claire-Yellowlees

Claire is a professional commercial specialist, having worked with entrepreneurs such as James Cann (Dragons Den) on growing one of his start-ups in London (Prior and Partners) to growing market segments for large corporates such as IHG (InterContinental Hotels) and Hays.

Over the past five years, she used her commercial skills to help businesses of all sizes and industries find and secure the right commercial talent to help them grow. Having had experience with businesses new to the AU market, Claire has helped secure integral commercial talent that helped companies break new markets, including Excell4Apps, CAD-T, ACER, RANCZR, and RTC.

Claire Yellowlees

Associate Partner - Australia
MitchelLake-Headshots-Lara-Morgan

Originally from Scotland, Lara Morgan studied Psychology in her hometown of Glasgow before moving to the big smoke to pursue a career in clothing product development. Realising it was the people behind the products that fascinated her most, Lara moved to Melbourne five years ago and has since focussed her efforts on hiring in the marketing, product and UX design space. Lara satisfies her passion for people, culture and ``human flourishing`` with postgraduate studies in Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, where she critically examines contemporary science-based methods for enhancing the wellbeing, performance and motivation of staff and clients.

Lara Morgan

Research & Delivery Lead
Theodora-Burgess-headshot

Theodora Burgess is the Group Marketing Manager for MitchelLake and responsible for the company's marketing activities across Australia, Singapore, the UK and US.

A digital marketer with over a decade of industry experience, Theodora’s background includes copywriting, social media, SEO, and content strategy. Ahe has worked as the Online Editor for one of Australia’s largest weekly publications and Optimisation Manager for Pacific Magazines, and also ghost-written and published several books on social media and guerrilla marketing. In addition to her current role, Theodora is the Content Director and Co-Founder of digital marketing agency, Pen and Pixel, and Contributing Editor for Stride Collective.

Theodora Burgess

Group Marketing Manager
James-Grice

Born and bred in NZ, Jimmy Grice has lived in Melbourne for six years and has worked in recruitment ever since. He loves all things digital and tech, and recruits across design and technology. He is so passionate about the space, he has even designed a couple of apps himself and is currently studying iOS development.

Outside of the office, Jimmy is a self-confessed sports fanatic and loves football (soccer over AFL), cricket and rugby; as well as fitting into Melbourne life well with a love for eating out, particularly scoping out new Mexican joints.

James Grice

Principle Consultant (Design & Experience)
MitchelLake Headshots_0015_Christophe Hovette

Christophe Hovette is a specialist across the Digital Marketing and Sales Executive space with experience that has covered Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We're pleased to have someone so passionate about technology, design, innovation and startups join our team and we hope he lives up to his self-professed geek description. One of his favourite books that he recommends everyone in business should read is ``The Hard Thing About Hard Things`` by Ben Horowitz.

Christophe Hovette

Associate Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0001_Rachel Chong

With an MBA in hand, Rachel Chong set off with ambitious travelling plans to satiate her curiosity of the world, only to be offered a role in a startup which was too good to turn down. A taste of this bustling space has got her hooked and she joins MitchelLake with a passion to learn all things tech, and help connect great talent to some of the worlds most innovative startups.

An adventurous daredevil at heart, Rachel has stood on a suspended boulder above a 984m deep abyss and frequently scales rocks at heights that would make a grown man cry.

Rachel Chong

Lead Research & Delivery Consultant (Tech)
MitchelLake Headshots_0011_Jon Tanner

Jon Tanner co-founded the MitchelLake Group in 2001 and has been advising startup, scale-up and enterprise clients on leadership, executive search and talent acquisition for digital ventures and initiatives for almost two decades.

As Group CEO and Managing Partner, Jon is based in Singapore and works across our international hubs in APAC, Americas, and Europe. He directly supports global clients, collaborating with the broader MitchelLake team, and continuing to build our collective ecosystem of exceptional talent and partner organisations. Jon is an active early stage investor and passionate supporter of entrepreneurs, ventures and innovation including SocietyOne, Biteable, Blackbird VC, and Genos International.

Jon Tanner

Global CEO
MitchelLake Headshots_0012_Jamie Gripton

With over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, human capital and leadership, Jamie Gripton is a Partner in Singapore. Jamie specialises in providing Retained Executive Search solutions to businesses looking to attract top talent in the Asian market within the digital, innovation, growth ventures and technology arena.

He previously launched and sold multiple businesses including Rochfort Executive Search, LMA Recruitment Singapore, Risk Management Intelligence, Pure Energy Nation and Nakd Artesian Water. His specialisations include Digital Transformation in Banking, Financial & Professional Services; Sales Leadership in Tech, and FinTech, InsurTech, Proptech, VC & PE Funded Growth Tech, Data Analytics & Cyber Security.

Jamie Gripton

Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0014_Conny Lim

Conny Lim is Managing Partner of MitchelLake, Singapore. She has completed 100+ assignments in her 15-year career, spanning multiple geographies including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Conny is able to assist clients in identifying, attracting and hiring the best talent with the right culture fit. Coupled with her innate understanding of local talent, breadth of cultures across Asia and global best practices, she is well-placed to partner with digital, market entry and convergent technology players across APAC. She has experience working in global search firms such as Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles and Korn Ferry.

Conny Lim

Managing Partner
MitchelLake Headshots_0008_Veenu Anand-new

In her role as Senior Associate, Veenu Anand brings 13 years of research experience in executive search industry, working in both India and Singapore. Veenu is passionate about matching her clients' requirements with top-notch talent.

Prior to joining MitchelLake, she worked for Egon Zehnder and Spencer Stuart in Singapore. In addition to her previous roles, she was member of the CFO core team which was instrumental in developing CFO practice for SEA. Veenu has also worked on various research projects across verticals and sectors ranging from telecom, industrial, financial services and life science across APAC.

Veenu Anand

Senior Associate
MitchelLake Headshots_0009_Lexi Lazenby

Laxi is a Partner of MLG's executive search division based in Singapore, servicing APAC. She possesses a history of commercial roles spanning Australia and SEA for over 15 years, providing deep experience in a holistic approach to multi-channel Media, Advertising, Marketing, Publishing and Industry-led technology.

Lexi is highly skilled in building and leading high performance teams in go-to-market strategy, achieving revenue targets, client delivery, understanding consumer journey, together with the impact of data and tech. An advocate for sustainable enterprise and passionate believer in impact investing, Lexi is a Fellow at raiSE and supporter of the Cambodian Children's Fund.

Lexi Lazenby

Partner
Yoko Senga

Yoko is a Partner with MitchelLake's Bay Area search practice. She has over 12 years of experience as a Senior Product Leader for both startup ventures and mature brands, including Yahoo!, Cisco and Wikia/Fandom. Yoko leverages her deep, credible relationships with a wide network of Director and Executive-level product managers, marketers, engineers and operators and brings hands-on industry experience to offer a unique perspective to a Search.

In her spare time, Yoko is an ultra-marathoner; you'll find her running out on the trails in Marin.

Yoko Senga

Partner
Gavin Hasselgren

With a career focussing on innovation and digital technology, Gavin has 15+ years' experience executing hundreds of leadership searches for highly innovative clients in Fintech, Private Equity, Real Estate, Consumer, Industrial, and Professional Services.

As Principal for MitchelLake's US East Coast region, Gavin focusses on full-life-cycle search for emerging technology and digital executive leadership roles. Embracing the most challenging searches, he enjoys developing and driving unique search strategies to identify and engage with effective leaders. Before joining MitchelLake, Gavin spent four years in the Financial Services search practice at Korn Ferry, Futurestep, and has also worked for JP Morgan and Wolters Kluwer.

Gavin Hasselgren

Principle Consultant
MitchelLake Headshots_0013_Ekta Lodhia

Ekta is an operations associate at MitchelLake's Bay Area search practice. She is a graduate of San Jose State University, where she got her Bachelors degree in Business, and during her time there, did a variety of internships in business operations and research. Ekta is passionate about helping companies find the best talent through rigorous research methods. In this role, Ekta hopes to leverage her skills to help the Client, not only in the search, but in the future as well through insightful data analysis.

Ekta Lodhia

Operations Associate
MitchelLake Headshots_0000_Sophie Cohen-new

Sophie Cohen is the Senior Associate of MitchelLake's UK office and boasts 20 years of experience, managing executive search, market intelligence, succession planning, salary surveys, talent mapping and pipeline projects across EMEA, North America, Russia, Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, Philippines), UAE and LATAM. She possesses broad sectorial experience in digital, advertising, marketing, media, pharmaceutical, and industrial.

Passionate about digital and technology start-ups, Sophie works with her clients to acquire the best talent for a healthy international growth or digital transformation.Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children, exploring the world of nature, and being a climate change fighter.

Sophie Cohen

Senior Associate
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Nick Krekis is fresh off the boat from London after working three years in a marketing specialist recruitment agency for the tech sector. He has a strong passion for digital marketing and a real geeky love for all things tech.

In his spare time you can find Nick cycling, training in Martial Arts or trying a new whiskey while convincing someone why Sony is a far more superior mobile than Apple or Samsung (HTC aren't worth mentioning).

Nick Krekis

Partner
Ethan Tattersfield Headshot

Having spent two years working in recruitment across the digital space, Ethan Tattersfield has settled in Melbourne, direct from his native London. He is passionate about Digital Marketing across the e-commerce and mobile/product landscape, and is looking forward to sinking his teeth into R&D at MitchelLake. A keen foodie, Ethan is also an Apple-fanatic (yes, he even has the watch), and avid runner.

Ethan Tattersfield

Partner