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Technology Practice Press Release

March 3, 2020

Allen Austin, consultants in retained executive search and strategic transformation with offices across the US, Europe and Asia, announced that it has launched a new Global Technology Practice. Allen Austin brings a unique approach to meeting a company’s talent, strategy and leadership needs by facilitating matches that work and last. Since 1996, our proprietary FORESIGHT™ process results in 92% retention at the two-year mark and 98% offer acceptance. We are trusted advisors to boards, CEO’s and senior leaders of companies small and large, public and private, family owned, domestic and international. Our brand stands for results, integrity, personal service and long-term relationships. Our global network, twenty-two partners and Houston support center provide the talent, resources and the infrastructure necessary to deliver and develop high performance leadership teams.

The Global Technology practice will be led by Rod Keller and co-led by Clement J. Wigger in the firm’s Austin office.  Allen Austin’s Global Technology practice focuses on helping organizations identify, attract, develop, and retain world-class tech talent. We understand the shifting needs for the brightest talent as well as the importance of making sure your organization has the right people to lead it through transformation. We offer a full range of talent solutions designed to address your needs, from retained search to full strategic transformation.

“I am proud to say it’s an area where Allen Austin has done a lot of great work,” said Rob Andrews, CEO & Founder of Allen Austin. “Rod is the perfect global Technology Practice Leader.” Prior to joining Allen Austin Rod was the President, Segway Inc. and led the merger of Segway with Ninebot Inc.from China to form the largest short-distance electric vehicle transportation company in the world.  His multinational sales, marketing, and business development background and deep experience in creating and bringing innovative products and services to market for Fortune companies is combined with in-depth strategic planning.  His professional career with market leaders like SegwaySiemensDellCisco, and Toshiba have exposed him to hundreds of relationships with executives from the largest corporations in the world.Clement brings twenty-five years of retained search and consulting experience to the firm. He is an internationally recognized executive search consultant that knows and understands the talent management needs of growing multi-national companies in Texas, Latin America and Western Europe. His track record of success in transition leadership talent, corporate boards, working with Fortune 100 and pre-IPO companies have given him a unique perspective in successfully recruiting diversity board candidates. In particular, he has gained invaluable experience in recruiting Latinos and Latinas for public board service, as well as C-Suite positions. He will also co-lead the firm’s board practice.

The practice will be focused on critical growth areas in the sector including:

  • Hardware Systems & Semiconductors
  • Digital Transformation
  • Mobility
  • Software
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Systems & Devices
  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Security
  • Big Data & Analytic

Examples of Allen Austin’s clients in the Global Technology practice area include:

CEVA Technologies
Checkpoint INC.
Cygnal Technologies Corporation
Disney World Company
Electron Beam Technologies
Hewlett Packard
Insource Technology
LOC-AID Technologies
Mortice Kern Systems
Slingshot Solutions
Telephone Data Systems
Think Dynamics
Voipshield Systems INC.
Waveguide Solutions

For more information, please visit Allen Austin Global Technology Practice Website or call us at 713.355.1900. Our Global Technology Managing Partners email address are also listed below.

Rod Keller

Clement Wigger