Our Executive Search Consultants & Leadership Advisory Team

Rob Andrews

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Donna Gaines

Founder and Managing Partner - Gaines International

Tom Fritsch

Melynda McConnell is the Vice President of Operations at Allen Austin.

Melynda McConnell

Vice President of Operations

Elizabeth Andrews

Director of Practice Development

Celeste Batres

Operations & Marketing Manager
Mike Calimbas is a Principal with Allen Austin

Mike Calimbas


Coco Bo

Chief Happiness Officer
Echo Green is a partner and co-lead in the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecom practice.

Echo Green


Jackie Gorman

Senior Partner
Rick Hodge is a partner at the Allen Austin Houston office.

Rick Hodge

Dr. Volker Krüger serves together with his local team as Senior Partner for Allen Austin’s Germany office

Dr. Volker Krüger

Senior Partner - Germany
Shadin Maali is a Principal in Allen Austin/Gaines International’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction practice. 

Shadin Maali


Ken Minter

Senior Partner

Nirmit Parekh

Senior Partner - India

Taija Pupillo


Allen Suvorov

Alexandrea Cisneros is the Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Alexandrea Valverde

Executive Assistant to the CEO
Ken Vancini

Ken Vancini

Senior Advisor
Rob Walker specializes in identifying high caliber professionals across a myriad of functions across multiple industries with a specialized background in Energy, while developing and elevating careers at the highest levels.

Rob Walker


Eric Claus

Retail Investment Advisor

Joanna Dulniak


Ken Jones

Principal Consultant

Mike Lejeune

Principal Consultant