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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Principal Consultant (Organization Development)
Therese worked for Procter & Gamble for 24 years in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA & UK, where most of her time was spent in Human Resources, focusing on Recruiting, Training and Development, Coaching and Mentoring, Talent Planning. She has Diploma in Coaching and NLP, as well as a Diploma in Counselling. Therese enjoys working one-on-one with people or teams, and helping them grow and develop to take on roles that challenge them to do better and be stronger as individuals and leaders. She sees everyone she meets and work with as an inspiration, always acknowledging their passion to learn and be better at what they do, no matter how hard it is for them to make changes.
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