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Our Team

We draw upon decades of experience to help our clients build strategic and commercial capabilities to scale their connected business

Ken
Forster
Executive Director
Ken Forster is a Momenta Partner
Ken
Forster
Executive Director
Luzern

Digital Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services, and businesses for over 30 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He founded Momenta Partners and several industrial automation companies. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.

Douglas
Harp
Managing Partner
Douglas Harp is a Momenta Partner
Douglas
Harp
Managing Partner
San Francisco

Inquisitive business leader and Digital Industry strategist with a passion for discovering ways to better solve everyday problems and transform business models for industrial products, services and operations.  As CEO/COO/CxO he has scaled multiple start-ups and growth stage technology companies.  An executive trusted advisor, Doug has helped over 100 enterprises navigate their automation, IT and Digital transformation.  He works out of the SF Bay Area and maintains strong ecosystem connections into the Digital Industry, IoT and AI community. 

Jonathan
Moulton
Partner
Jonathan Moulton is a Momenta Partner
Jonathan
Moulton
Partner
London

Retained, Executive Search expert with a solid track record of successfully appointing talent that delivers competitive edge in the technology and telecoms sectors. Since 2010, Jonathan has focused exclusively on senior searches across the Connected Industry. He is also a trusted advisor, advising on market insights and trends, organizational development, cultural alignment and the retention of impactful leadership.

Blaine
Mathieu
Partner
Blaine Mathieu is a Momenta Partner
Blaine
Mathieu
Partner
San Francisco

Working as a CEO, CMO, and Chief Products Officer at both public tech giants and private software and IIoT startups, Blaine has helped build numerous high-growth, high margin businesses. Over the course of his career he has worked with companies across North America, Europe, and Asia and his passion for AI, IoT, and edge computing has also made him a sought-after speaker at dozens of global industry events. Blaine is based out of the SF Bay area and is focused on building Momenta’s Startup Advisory practice, helping to drive the next generation of market disruptors.

Jesse
DeMesa
Partner
Jesse DeMesa is a Momenta Partner
Jesse
DeMesa
Partner
San Francisco

A Digital Industry pioneer, business and product leader driving digital transformation with leading product and service providers since 2010. Over 25 years of practitioner expertise in Industrial operations, management & automation systems. Former CTO GE Digital - O&G and CxO Siemens Energy and Industry sectors. Led industrial software startups through IPO and acquisitions; as co-founder of Manufacturing Intelligence pioneer IndX, acquired by Siemens and engineering executive at Wonderware, an industrial automation market leader.

Stephen
Berard
CTO
Stephen Berard is a Momenta Partner
Stephen
Berard
CTO
Paris

Seasoned Digital Industry professional with over 20 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Advisor to industrial enterprises and CTO of Momenta Ventures portfolio of early stage startups. Stephen has extensive experience in the latest IIoT cloud architecture, design, development, and operations. Prior to Momenta, Stephen was the Chief Architect for Schneider Electric’s IoT platform technologies team where he drove the technical platform strategy alongside global business units to support their connected products and services. His prior experience includes over 7 years as technical Program Manager for the Microsoft Windows Core OS team where he advanced data center power management, drove battery life improvements, and defined the connected standby experience.

Ronnette
Cowlishaw
Principal Partner
Ronnette Cowlishaw is a Momenta Partner
Ronnette
Cowlishaw
Principal Partner
Denver

With over 15 years of placing critical leadership professionals with emerging technology clients, Ronnette brings valuable Connected Industry search expertise to Momenta. Her international client representation includes pioneering startups and companies that have evolved to become recognized industry leaders in IoT verticals such as Smart Ag, Connected City, Energy, and IIoT.  Her understanding of the intricacies inherent to identifying and securing the best hire in the connected landscape ensures meeting the distinctive needs of Momenta clients.

Kit
Ali
Principal Partner
Kit Ali is a Momenta Partner
Kit
Ali
Principal Partner
Los Angeles

Kit has distinguished himself as a skilled search professional with a particularly impressive track record of recruiting C-suite, VP and Director-level executives for complex, multi-stakeholder environments. Kit previously worked at Boyden, prior to that he was the head of research at Beeley and Co. 

Originally from the UK, Kit now resides in Orange County area with his family.

Bill
O’Such
Principal Partner
Bill O'Such is a Momenta Partner
Bill
O’Such
Principal Partner
San Francisco

Digital Industry strategy and corporate development leader with over 20 years of experience in highly reliable device, on-premise edge and telco edge computing. Bill’s recent background includes working closely with business owners in networking, telematics, AI, automotive and IIoT to create innovative digital growth strategies. At Wind River Systems, collaborating with Intel Capital and the Intel IoT Group, he developed and executed on M&A and business roadmaps to accelerate Digital Industry strategies in industrial, transportation, networking and cloud. His unique combination of connected product technical and business experience enables him to rapidly develop and execute new growth strategies.

Sandra
Mueller
Principal Partner
Sandra Mueller is a Momenta Partner
Sandra
Mueller
Principal Partner
Luzern

Experienced B2B and B2C marketer and business developer for M2M and IoT companies with more than ten years of product/account management in FMCG companies and advertising agencies. A strategic thinker, she is adept at market analysis, product development, branding, and marketing. Sandra not only helps start-ups create their brand identity and build their overall marketing strategy, her creative direction helps them establish a company voice for telling their unique story.

Ben
Tao
Strategy Partner
Ben Tao is a Momenta Partner
Ben
Tao
Strategy Partner
Boston

Seasoned growth strategist and M&A executive with over 20 years of experience in high tech and software verticals. Prior to Momenta, Ben was Corporate Development Vice President at PTC and spearheaded the acquisition strategies throughout PTC's digital transformation journey into a market leader in IIoT and AR. Ben leverages his market insight, technical depth, extensive professional network and deal experience to rapidly uncover and realize breakout growth opportunities.  

Jim
Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Jim Fletcher is a Momenta Partner
Jim
Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Raleigh

Jim Fletcher is working with clients worldwide to drive Digital Transformation across a range of industries. Jim is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO for the Watson IOT Platform, IBM Master Inventor, and member of the IBM Academy, with extensive  experience  around Connected Industry (Cloud and IOT) with a strong focus on Edge Computing,  and the role of analytics in driving business transformation. Jim holds over 60 patents, and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide on a range of emerging topics.  Jim was recently inducted into the NC State University Computer Science Hall of Fame, and is a member of the NC State University Computer Science Strategic Advisory Board. 

Laura
Westby
Strategy Partner
Laura Westby is a Momenta Partner
Laura
Westby
Strategy Partner
Basel

A corporate transactional attorney with substantial legal experience in general corporate law, transactions, M&A, JVs and employment law. She gained extensive experience in several leading legal operations and projects in multi-national corporations in Europe and the USA.

Ed
Maguire
Partner Emeritus
Ed Maguire is a Momenta Partner
Ed
Maguire
Partner Emeritus
New York

Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.

Lee
Carter
Associate Partner
Lee Carter is a Momenta Partner
Lee
Carter
Associate Partner
Boston

Venture and startup professional with experience investing in remote connectivity, edge technologies & applications, distributed energy, mobile payments and blockchain technology. Lee was most recently Principal at Reflective Ventures where he was responsible for full-lifecycle investing in early stage companies. He also has a wealth of experience in operational roles. He now leads investments out of our Edge Ecosystem Fund.

Ben
Steven
Associate Partner
Ben Steven is a Momenta Partner
Ben
Steven
Associate Partner
San Francisco

Investor, operator, and entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience in venture capital, business management, and investments. Ben combines expertise from investing in both private and public markets, owning and managing a precision manufacturing business, and as startup CFO. He has worked with clients in 35+ countries and all segments of the corporate hierarchy. Most recently Ben was a VC Investor at Venture University.

Amy
Ward
Associate Partner
Amy Ward is a Momenta Partner
Amy
Ward
Associate Partner
London

Amy leads the research function within Momenta Partners Executive Search practice, focusing on Non-Executive Directors, CxO, EVP, SVP, VP and Director level searches across the connected-technology space. Amy’s priorities are delivering in-depth market analysis and candidate identification and evaluation. She understands the importance of engaging the very best talent.

Charlene
Duys
Associate Partner
Charlene Duys is a Momenta Partner
Charlene
Duys
Associate Partner
Boston

Charlene has provided project support to engineering and executive teams in the high-tech industry for the past 20 years. Business units that she has touched upon include: unified communications, global services and strategic initiatives, as well as immersive telepresence and robotics. Charlene provides essential support services to the Momenta Partners team and client community.

Heather
Sanford
Associate Partner
Heather Sanford is a Momenta Partner
Heather
Sanford
Associate Partner
Austin

Experienced marketer, with 15 years in successfully conceptualizing, implementing, and overseeing innovative marketing strategies and campaigns for large and small B2B and B2C companies—spanning print, online, email, PR, social media, PPC, SEO, and paid media —to drive demand and brand positioning efforts. 

Wendy
Raymond
Associate
Wendy Raymond is a Momenta Partner
Wendy
Raymond
Associate
Jacksonville

Wendy brings more than 20 years of experience in various corporate roles with Starbucks Coffee Company and Merrill Lynch including recruiting, call center operations management, and administrative/project management.  Wendy has also managed a personal portfolio of residential real estate properties.  She is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and high levels of performance with a proven ability to leverage extensive client service, management, and administrative skills to exceed business goals and metrics.

Laura
Green
Analyst
Laura Green is a Momenta Partner
Laura
Green
Analyst
Denver

Bringing over 15 years of experience successfully sourcing dynamic talent through innovative and traditional methods, Laura is up for the challenge of any search. Understanding the unique requirements each client brings to the search allows her to provide highly focused support that builds long-term value and lasting relationships. Laura’s connected-technology recruiting experience extends across a wide range of industries that include aerospace/defense, automotive, consumer goods, energy, and logistics/transportation.

Sarah
Duys
Analyst
Sarah Duys is a Momenta Partner
Sarah
Duys
Analyst
Boston

With a developed knowledge of interpersonal communications and years of customer service experience, Sarah is a goal oriented and determined Marketing Coordinator. Her passion for marketing has stemmed from her twelve years in the food service industry and continues to grow through her position within Momenta Partners. An articulate professional with a keen eye for detail, she provides support to the Insights team while continuing to strengthen her Digital Industry knowledge based in the greater Boston area.