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The Bowdoin Group Adds Two Strategic Hires to Team

Posted by Lauren Kendall on July 31, 2018
WALTHAM, Mass., July 31, 2018 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic build-outs for innovative companies, announced the expansion of their growth efforts, including the strategic hiring of a new Principal based in New York City and a Head of Marketing to lead strategic efforts. Three new associates were also hired to support the firm’s strong growth heading into the summer.

Winston Chou joins Bowdoin as a Principal. In previous roles, he was a Director in the Global Professional Services Practice of a publicly-traded retained search firm and also functioned as a client partner for two global clients, bringing significant retained search experience to Bowdoin. Winston has worked with global consulting and professional services firms in placing lateral Partners and Practice Leaders, and has also built an impressive C-suite track record with clients including Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms. He will continue to focus on clients in digital health, FinTech, financial services, and technology, as well as others. Winston began his career with D.E. Shaw & Co. and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

Joining as Head of Marketing, Emily Leinbach brings significant industry expertise in marketing and brand building in tech and professional services. Emily previously served as Head of Marketing at Progress Partners, a tech- and media-focused boutique investment bank based in Boston. There, she developed and oversaw all strategic marketing activities, including the firm’s C-level summit, Progress Connect. Prior to Progress, Emily had a successful career at Wayfair, driving e-commerce growth strategy for a number of product categories and strategic brands in category management. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College, and is a member of the Emerging Leaders Board for the non-profit, Raising A Reader-MA.

The Bowdoin Group is also pleased to welcome three new associates to their recruiting and research divisions. Steve Van Siclen and Bryan Porter both join the firm as Associate Recruiters.

“We are thrilled with the momentum we’ve experienced over the last several months,” said Dave Melville, Founder and CEO of The Bowdoin Group. “Scaling the team and strengthening our culture are key initiatives for the firm, and we are excited to welcome Winston, Emily, Steve, and Bryan to the team.”

Scott Aldsworth, Chief Revenue Officer of The Bowdoin Group, noted these hires contribute to the broader growth strategy. “The opportunity in today’s economy to become not only advisors but partners on searches in the innovation economy is paramount,” said Scott. “As we continue to scale the Bowdoin team with strong contributors, we are committed to strengthening our relationships with the most innovative companies in Boston and beyond.”

About The Bowdoin Group

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an award-winning executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to large firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion. With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software, The Bowdoin Group is a leader in the Greater Boston area with depth of experience in sourcing talent and servicing companies globally. The company’s service reputation earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction. Bowdoin is active in supporting Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes.

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Emily Leinbach
Head of Marketing
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