Our core values

Own it.

Be your best, even when no one is looking. High standards are contagious. Generate discipline. Drive for results. See the needful and do it.

Act with intention.

Do the work to get clear. Buck convention. Big goals start with small steps; step with purpose.

Find the adventure.

Changing the world should be fun. Inject romance into the everyday. Be bold. Dream loud. Swashbuckle.

Be a whole person.

We’re more than our work. Seek balance and health. Learn from differences. Unlock your potential.

One team.

Teammates come first. Mood is infectious. Listen loudly. Feedback is a gift. “We” instead of “I”. When the team wins, we all win.


Our leadership team

Chief Technology Officer
Sudheer Bandaru
Head of Sales and Business Development, India
Lotika Baruah
Co-Founder and CEO
Paul Breloff
Co-Founder and Director of Executive Search & Advisory
Simon Desjardins
Managing Director, India
Mridvika Raisinghani
Chief Operating Officer
Alana Rush
Director of Strategy & Partnerships
Deepanjali Lahiri
Head of Business, East Africa
Doris Muigei
Head of Executive Search, Africa
Maggy Mushira
Manager, Operations, Africa
Eva Wacera
Director of Operations & Client Success for Shortlist
Director of Operations and Client Success
Shriya Gera
Product Director
Austen Stranahan


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