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TEAM
We draw upon decades of experience to help our clients build strategic
and commercial capabilities to scale their connected business
Ken Forster
Executive Director
Zurich
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Ken Forster
Executive Director
Zurich

Digital Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services, and businesses for over 30 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He founded Momenta Partners and several industrial automation companies. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.

Jonathan Moulton
Managing Partner
London
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Jonathan Moulton
Managing Partner
London
Retained, Executive Search expert with a solid track record of successfully appointing talent that delivers competitive edge in the technology and telecoms sectors. Since 2010, Jonathan has focused exclusively on senior searches across the Connected Industry. He is also a trusted advisor, advising on market insights and trends, organizational development, cultural alignment and the retention of impactful leadership.
Jesse DeMesa
Partner
San Francisco
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Jesse DeMesa
Partner
San Francisco
A Connected Industry pioneer with over 20 years in Industrial, Automation & Data Acquisition Systems. Jesse was co-founder of IndX, a pioneer in the Manufacturing Intelligence space; has held senior leadership positions at Siemens and Wonderware and was most recently CTO for GE Oil & Gas.
Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Zurich
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Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Zurich
Experienced B2B and B2C marketer and business developer for M2M and IoT companies with more than ten years of product/account management in FMCG companies and advertising agencies. A strategic thinker, she is adept at market analysis, product development, branding, and marketing. Sandra not only helps start-ups create their brand identity and build their overall marketing strategy, her creative direction helps them establish a company voice for telling their unique story.
Betsy Martin
Principal Partner
San Francisco
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Betsy Martin
Principal Partner
San Francisco

An experienced recruiting leader, Betsy is recognized for her extraordinary commitment to building teams to support the high demand in the market. She brings over 15 years’ experience in working with competitive technological markets such as Silicon Valley and Boston. As a leader in technical recruiting, she specializes in all things tech , including all  Software Engineering, Dev Ops/Infrastructure, Data Science, UI/UK design and Hardware.

Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
New York
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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
New York
Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.
Nikki Cross
Associate Partner
Los Angeles
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Nikki Cross
Associate Partner
Los Angeles

With an affinity for company strategy and business development, Nikki brings a history of rich experience in Commercial Energy Management, State Environmental Police, Regulatory Compliance, Real Estate, Smart Grid, Energy efficiency, Distributed Energy and IoT. She is also a licensed Real Estate agent with a focus on Distributed energy upgrades and new construction in residential and commercial development.

Jim Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Raleigh
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Jim Fletcher
Strategy Partner
Raleigh

With extensive experience in executive management and technical leadership, Jim has held positions in areas of networking, IT systems management, and pervasive computing. He has a wealth of knowledge in IoT solution development including device connectivity, data collection, cognitive analytics, digital twin, and machine learning. He was most recently Distinguished Engineer and CTO for IBM’s Watson IoT Platform and is an IBM master inventor holding over 60 patents.

Amy Ward
Associate Partner
London
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Amy Ward
Associate Partner
London
Amy leads the research function within Momenta Partners Executive Search practice, focusing on Non-Executive Directors, CxO, EVP, SVP, VP and Director level searches across the connected-technology space. Amy’s priorities are delivering in-depth market analysis and candidate identification and evaluation. She understands the importance of engaging the very best talent.
Stephen Berard
Ventures CTO, Principal Partner
Paris
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Stephen Berard
Ventures CTO, Principal Partner
Paris
Seasoned software professional with more than 20 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Stephen was most recently the Chief Architect where he was responsible for the technical strategy for Schneider Electric’s IoT platform technologies. Stephen has extensive experience in software architecture, design, and development.
Laura Westby
Principal Partner
Basel
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Laura Westby
Principal Partner
Basel

A corporate transactional attorney with substantial legal experience in general corporate law, transactions, M&A, JVs and employment law. She gained extensive experience in several leading legal operations and projects in multi-national corporations in Europe and the USA.

 

Charlene Duys
Associate Partner
Boston
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Charlene Duys
Associate Partner
Boston
Charlene has provided project support to engineering and executive teams in the high-tech industry for the past 20 years. Business units that she has touched upon include: unified communications, global services and strategic initiatives, as well as immersive telepresence and robotics. Charlene provides essential support services to the Momenta Partners team and client community.
Bill O’Such
Strategy Partner
San Francisco
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Bill O’Such
Strategy Partner
San Francisco

Connected Industry strategy and corporate development leader with over 20 years of experience in the critical infrastructure device industry. Bill has a deep technical and business background that ranges from running worldwide software development teams to defining the strategy for new digital offerings and portfolio acceleration through M&A and investment. Recently, Bill was a senior leader in Strategy and Corporate Development for Wind River Systems working closely with Intel Capital and the Intel IoT Group on Industrial IoT.

Ben Steven
Associate Partner
San Francisco
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Ben Steven
Associate Partner
San Francisco

Investor, operator, and entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience in venture capital, business management, and investments. Ben combines expertise from investing in both private and public markets, owning and managing a precision manufacturing business, and as startup CFO. He has worked with clients in 35+ countries and all segments of the corporate hierarchy. Most recently Ben was a VC Investor at Venture University.

Sarah Duys
Analyst
Boston
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Sarah Duys
Analyst
Boston

With a developed knowledge of interpersonal communications and years of customer service experience, Sarah is a goal oriented and determined intern. She has a passion for marketing that has stemmed from her eleven years in the food service industry. She provides support to the Marketing team while continuing to learn and strengthen her skills while based in New Hampshire.

Lee Carter
Associate Partner
Seattle
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Lee Carter
Associate Partner
Seattle

Venture and startup professional with experience investing in remote connectivity, distributed energy, mobile payments and blockchain technology. Lee was most recently Principal at Reflective Ventures where he was responsible for full-lifecycle investing in early stage companies. He also has a wealth of experience in operational roles.


Laura Green
Analyst
Denver
Laura Green
Laura Green
Analyst
Denver

Bringing over 15 years of experience successfully sourcing dynamic talent through innovative and traditional methods, Laura is up for the challenge of any search. Understanding the unique requirements each client brings to the search allows her to provide highly focused support that builds long-term value and lasting relationships. Laura’s connected-technology recruiting experience extends across a wide range of industries that include aerospace/defense, automotive, consumer goods, energy, and logistics/transportation.

Douglas Harp, PE
Managing Partner
San Francisco
Douglas Harp Managing Partner at Momenta Partners
Douglas Harp, PE
Managing Partner
San Francisco

Inquisitive business leader and strategist with a passion for discovering ways that Digital can solve everyday problems and transform business models for Industrial products, services and operations.  As CEO/COO/CxO he has scaled multiple startup and growth stage Technology companies.  An executive trusted advisor, Doug has helped over 100 enterprises navigate their automation, IT and Digital transformation.  He works out of the SF Bay Area and maintains strong ecosystem connections into the new IoT and AI technologies coming to market. 

Ronnette Cowlishaw
Principal Partner
Denver
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Ronnette Cowlishaw
Principal Partner
Denver
With over 15 years of placing critical leadership professionals with emerging technology clients, Ronnette brings valuable Connected Industry search expertise to Momenta. Her international client representation includes pioneering startups and companies that have evolved to become recognized industry leaders in IoT verticals such as Smart Ag, Connected City, Energy, and IIoT.  Her understanding of the intricacies inherent to identifying and securing the best hire in the connected landscape ensures meeting the distinctive needs of Momenta clients.
Kitab Ali
Principal Partner
Los Angeles
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Kitab Ali
Principal Partner
Los Angeles

Kit has distinguished himself as a skilled search professional with a particularly impressive track record of recruiting C-suite, VP and Director-level executives for complex, multi-stakeholder environments. Kit previously worked at Boyden, prior to that he was the head of research at Beeley and Co. 

Originally from the UK, Kit now resides in Orange County area with his family.

Wendy Raymond
Associate
Florida
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Wendy Raymond
Associate
Florida

Wendy brings more than 20 years of experience in various corporate roles with Starbucks Coffee Company and Merrill Lynch including recruiting, call center operations management, and administrative/project management.  Wendy has also managed a personal portfolio of residential real estate properties.  She is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and high levels of performance with a proven ability to leverage extensive client service, management, and administrative skills to exceed business goals and metrics.

Leif Eriksen
Partner
Boston
Momenta Partners - Partner Leif Eriksen
Leif Eriksen
Partner
Boston

Digital Industry is built into Leif’s DNA. He began his career deploying first generation digital control systems and managing automation project teams. After 14 years as a practitioner he joined AMR Research (now Gartner) to advise industry executives on technology trends and their business impact. For the past 21 years he has worn many hats in his mission to help industry leaders, including business executives, CIOs, CTOs, and, more recently, CDOs achieve increasingly high levels of business performance and resilience.