ConnectOne is an executive search and training platform that partners high growth technology and innovative companies by developing management teams to fuel their expansion. We curate a regional community of highly-motivated and self-driven professionals who are both passively or actively looking for their next opportunity. We engage them in career conversations so that they are able to discover what motivates them, what they are passionate about, and what they can work on to unlock their full potential.

Meet Our Team

Communicating is easy, Connecting is the difference.
— Adapted from an original quote by John Maxwell, Leadership Coach

Elena Chow


With more than a decade of experience in P&G, a “promote from within” organization, Elena always had a flair for identifying talent and grooming leaders. Inspired by talented individuals that she meets while curating the community - leaders who exhibit a blend of courage, resilience and daring-to-dream – she plays a critical role in helping employers see the great potential of these individuals. 

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Fiona Hee


An experienced Technology Marketing & PR professional with over 15 years in Tech & Media MNCs, helping high-growth tech companies look for talent comes naturally for Fiona. She was one of the pioneer hires of Citrix Systems in Asia, a startup company that has became a technology powerhouse. Understanding the needs of fledging companies with huge potential is something that she has personal experience and interest in. Apart from meeting interesting and talented people everyday, Fiona tries to find the time to do some yoga.

Joanna Yeoh

Joanna Yeoh


Joanna is a Strategic HR and Talent Management practitioner with over 20 years of consulting and corporate HR experience. She thrives on the adrenaline rush that comes from partnering business leaders to build high-performing teams in organisations experiencing hyper-growth and transformation. These organisations include Singapore Post, Shell, Advanced Micro Devices and Resorts World. 

Her clients and colleagues value her strong understanding of complex business environments, and ability to hire exceptional talent while always continuing to develop and nurture existing team members. Always accompanied with lots of energy and a healthy dash of humour. 


Pamela Tan

Principal Talent Consultant

Pamela has over 7 years of experience in P&G, where hosting career talks and hiring was almost a daily affair during her days as business lead in SK-II. She was also involved in the recruitment and capability development of talents. Upon her return from a career break living in China, she jumped on this opportunity to work in the talent space. It brings her great joy to match talents to their dream jobs, and when companies are empowered to take their business to the next level with the right candidates.

Sabrinna Soh

Sabrinna Soh 

Senior HR Consultant

Sabrinna is a seasoned HR practitioner, her specialisation is in regional compensation and benefit, employee engagement and building from scratch in start-ups. She has spent the first ten years in corporate organisations as a generalist and payroll specialist and came on board the tech ecosystem in recent years. In the past years, she has met people from various cultures in her work travels, it was a truly enriching journey.  

She is taking on the opportunity to hire exceptional talent and undergo personal development in the next two years. On a lighter note, her days are filled with spending time with her family and occasional animal volunteer. She enjoys catching up with her associates in the startup space, she is always lending a listening ear and helping others with solutions in their work and personal space. 

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Kenny Lew

Senior Talent Consultant

Kenny spent a large part of his career in the tech startup space, both in public and private sectors, working extensively in the areas of government grant administration, startup bootcamps, start-up talent development, technology transfer, IP management, business development and tech events. 

His passion is to develop an entrepreneurial workforce that will thrive and succeed in the innovation economy. In his role at ConnectOne, he helps awesome founders of tech startups build their tribe by connecting them with amazing talents.


Mindy Poon

Talent Acquisition & Growth Hacking at ConnectOne

Mindy is a digital and business strategist with experience in consulting, technology, business operations and programme management with proven track record in managing multiple large-scale projects across regions. Having been through several large scale transformation projects, she is effective in bridging the gaps between organisations, people, process and technology. With more than 10 years in corporate and the last 5 years in the start-up community, she has seen the importance of leadership and talent management in an organisation, particularly in start-ups. 




Perlyn Per

Talent Discoverer

It's never easy to start a company, it requires lots of courage and belief in oneself to take the plunge. The next challenge is to nurture it's growth so that it becomes a sustainable business. It is not a one-man show, it takes a whole village to make it possible. It is a great pleasure to be able to help startup hires the right people to build the company. Many of these startups have very innovative solutions to solve real problems. That's what makes the journey all the more exciting because everything becomes a possibility. Therefore, it does take a unique individual who is above failures and has the tenacity to grit through it all. And my purpose is to find that individual! Feel free to ping me if you are interested to be part of the growth for these startups, always happy to share.

Gene Soo

Gene Soo

Talent Consultant (Hong Kong)

Gene is the cofounder of StartupsHK, a pioneer startup ecosystem builder in Hong Kong that started in 2010. He has been instrumental in taking Hong Kong's startup ecosystem to where it is today and have helped many startup founders in the process. As a serial entrepreneur having launched businesses in tech and fashion space and also having worked in startups involved in mobile gaming, social media and smart city, Gene understands the importance of empathy and the struggles faced by startups in hiring. He enjoys working with individuals in the startup space and those looking to get involved in it. Gene believes in finding passion and challenge in every day work while enjoying the startup process.



Hear From Our Community

Even post placement, Elena continued to follow up closely to check on both client and candidate to ensure the dynamics were suitable and there is a positive synergy between both parties.
— Joanne Ho, Co-Founder & CEO, Happy Bunch
The best people I have hired are those who reached out directly with a desire to work with us - that passion is priceless!
— Jonathan Lui, founder SohoApp and Airtasker
The Go-to person for start up executive search! Engaged Joanna for Viet team leadership search for Ninjavan. Detailed, structured and excellent on the follow up. Understood our requirements well and provided quality candidates for an extremely tough market like VN. Appreciate the fact that she understands very well how start up functions and adapts her working style to suit our needs and schedule. She’s a pleasure to work with!
— Ronald Wong, Country Head Vietnam, Ninja Van
Elena was very patient and thorough throughout the entire process. She became an ally in the market and made me feel like I truly had someone fighting for me. She opened doors for me that I didn’t realize even existed.
— Bounthay Khammanywong, Thailand Country Manager, Honestbee
I am thankful to Pamela for recommending an exciting role to me and being sincere, supportive, and professional during the whole recruitment process. I was impressed by her deep understanding of the employer’s needs and her questioning techniques in uncovering the candidate’s attributes. The guidance that she and her team provided in pre-interview preparations was definitely helpful for matching the right people with the right company.
— Carrie Leung, COO (SG) & Group Head of Marketing Strategy, DirectAsia Insurance
Elena has been a caring, patient and hard working recruiter not just pre but also post recruitment. She & her team helped us recruit our Head of Marketing in Hong Kong with not just the right skills and experience but more importantly, the right attitude and spirit which we were looking for. We wanted someone bright, results driven and entrepreneurial while being a team player with the right cultural fit. Elena has a special interest in startups and helping them scale. I would highly recommend her to startups, SMEs or MNCS looking for a partner to work with to find their right candidate.
— Pauline Png, CMO, Honestbee
ConnectOne recommended our first hire in Asia and brings a very personable, diligent and effective approach to the recruitment process.
— Jeremy Basset, Head of Unilever Foundry
ConnectOne’s help was critical to the setup of our new IoT lab in Singapore, and proves their strong network and understanding of the tech space.
— Jason Tang, Director Asia Pacific/ Air Purification/ Industrial Air, MANN+HUMMEL
The better you hire, the better you sleep.
— Joel Sng, CEO & Founder, Honestbee
Elena has been really helpful and we were able to find the right person to lead our expansion in SEA in a very short period of time.

— Akiko Naka, CEO & Founder, Wantedly