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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
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Ken
Forster
Executive Director
Engelberg

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 and several industrial automation companies. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.

Michael
Dolbec
Managing Partner
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Michael
Dolbec
Managing Partner
Menlo Park

A venture Industrialist focused on the digital transformation of industries.  Held investment leadership roles at: GE, LG Electronics, Orange, 3Com and IBM. Investment career started at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and continued at Greylock.   Working to transform the value of operational outcomes thru the intersection of connectivity, data, and machine intelligence.  

Douglas
Harp
Managing Partner
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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. 

Richard
White
Managing Partner
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Richard
White
Managing Partner
New York

Richard White is the Managing Partner of Executive Search for Momenta Partners. For more than 10 years, Mr. White has led Talent Acquisition for Patriarch Partners, a leading New York City Private Equity (PE) firm where he placed C-Suite leaders at more than 50 portfolio companies across 14 industry sectors. Mr. White began his career in Public Relations and Digital Marketing, before serving as Director of Media Relations at FOX News Channel for nearly three years.

Ronnette
Cowlishaw
Partner
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Ronnette
Cowlishaw
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.

Jonathan
Moulton
Partner
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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.

John
Atsalis
Principal Partner
John Atsalis
John
Atsalis
Principal Partner
Boston

John specializes in recruiting impactful C-suite and VP-level executives in all functional areas for clients across the connected technology spectrum (enterprise, fintech, digital health, IoT, robotics and aerospace).  John previously was a Principal at Polachi, where he executed an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and the Fortune 500.   

Kathleen
Avery
Principal Partner
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Kathleen
Avery
Principal Partner
San Francisco

Kathleen has a broad and deep background in executive search. She specializes in the appointment of senior executives within the Big Data, IoT, Data Security, Networking, AI, and FinTech spaces. She has led searches and acted as a trusted advisor and thought partner for some of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing venture capital-backed companies. Prior to Momenta, she founded The Avery Group, an executive search and consultancy company, which she sold for a 100x return.

Stephen
Berard
Principal Partner / CTO
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Stephen
Berard
Principal Partner / 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.

Lee
Carter
Principal Partner
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Lee
Carter
Principal 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.

Jesse
DeMesa
Principal Partner
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Jesse
DeMesa
Principal 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.

Harinderpal (Hans)
Hanspal
Principal Partner
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Harinderpal (Hans)
Hanspal
Principal Partner
Seattle

Harinderpal (Hans) Hanspal is a technology industry veteran and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience driving digital business and product transformations across technology, industrial, telecom, media, and entertainment industries. His expertise spans global companies and startups in leadership roles that include business development, product management, corporate strategy, and customer success at GE, Pivotal Software, VMware, and EMC (now DellEMC). As co-founder and COO of Nurego, an Industrial IoT Monetization startup, he helped grow the company from conception to a successful exit to GE. Hans lives in Seattle with his family and, in his spare time, leads the 4200+ member IoT Hub Meetup group.

Kevin
McGonigle
Principal Partner
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Kevin
McGonigle
Principal Partner
Atlanta

Having worked for three major executive search firms across five continents, Kevin has an expertise in assessing and recruiting C-suite business leaders. He has served technology-intensive Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market companies, and prominent private equity firms that demand world-class executives. Prior to Momenta, Kevin was a Principal at Egon Zehnder International and then an Executive Director for Russell Reynolds Associates. In both capacities, he sold and managed work across industries and functional areas. Most recently, Kevin was a Consultant for Spencer Stuart International in their Leadership Advisory Services practice, where he focused on high-growth industrial and technology clients. 

Sandra
Mueller
Principal Partner
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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.

Bill
O’Such
Principal Partner
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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.

Ben
Steven
Principal Partner
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Ben
Steven
Principal 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.

Charlene
Duys
Associate Partner
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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.

Mark
Groark
Associate Partner
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Mark
Groark
Associate Partner
Greater Philadelphia

Mark has spent the last 10 years in retained executive search, most recently, working in a boutique firm where he led all administrative searches on behalf of the firm. Previously, Mark held progressively responsible roles at two global executive search firms - Spencer Stuart and Heidrick & Struggles.  At Heidrick, he was a member of the global financial officer practice – serving a client base of Fortune 500 and small- and medium-sized public and private companies.

Erin
Hill
Associate Partner
Erin Hill
Erin
Hill
Associate Partner
Grenoble

Marketing Professional with over 20 years of international marketing experience for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise includes brand strategy, PR and marketing communications, digital marketing, new product development, and recruiting. Erin offers a diverse consulting background managing a portfolio of B2B and B2C clients across software, semi-conductor, sports, events, and travel, with a unique perspective having worked on both the client and agency sides. She focuses on aligning business strategy with talent acquisition through compelling brand storytelling and in-depth candidate identification and evaluation. 

Lauren
Pelletier
Associate
Lauren Pelletier
Lauren
Pelletier
Associate
Boston

Lauren spent the last 12 years leading the research function for senior executive searches in the technology sector while with Boston-based firm Polachi. While there, she was also responsible for formulating search strategies and identifying candidates for Venture, Private Equity and Fortune 500 companies.

Sebastian
Winter
Associate Partner
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Sebastian
Winter
Associate Partner
London
Digital industry expert with experience across industry 4.0, software and AI markets. Sebastian has advised industrial and technology company executives in multiple verticals on organic and inorganic growth strategies. He was most recently an Industry Analyst at Verdantix where he lead work on asset management software, sustainability solutions, digital twins and contractor management software. He previously worked for Trucost (now Sustainable1), a division of S&P Global, and Tuz Ventures, a frontier market investor. Sebastian has held positions in multiple regions including UK, Kenya, China, and Brunei.