MitchelLake Group makes strategic hires in APAC to support global business growth Posted at 0:00, Sun, 27 March 2016 in Company Updates

While the team here at MitchelLake has been busy sourcing leadership and building teams for cutting edge ventures and digital initiatives across the globe, continued growth in our APAC and US operations has encouraged the firm to invest significantly in our own leadership assets.

MitchelLake co-founder Jon Tanner explains, “We recognise the time is right to bring in leadership that has proven experience in fast scaling international businesses, while maintaining a laser focus on the highest quality of professional service and consultation. We are proud to announce the hires of Group CFO Rachael McVean and Executive Search Partners Gerry Davis and Luke Henningsen.”

CFO Rachael McVean joins MitchelLake from Groupon Australia where as Finance Director she was responsible for leading finance and legal operations across their Australian and New Zealand entities. Rachel also served on their board of directors, and has previously held board and advisory roles with Not for Profit and Arts organisations. Rachael forged her earlier career at PWC in Australia and the US, working in audit and transactions practices across media, technology and communications clients. Rachael will oversee commercial operations and planning as the group continues to grow in existing and fresh markets.

Luke Henningsen has worked across executive search for nearly two decades. Starting his career in law and finance, Luke moved into executive and specialist staffing with Hudson and rose to executive leadership roles with Alexander Mann, Jon Michel Executive, and Chandler McLeod prior to co-founding highly successful boutique firm Staite Henningsen Klein.

Completing the trio of strategic hires is Gerry Davis, a globally experienced business leader who spent more than a decade in chief executive and executive roles across technology, digital and consulting organisations before commencing his now 20 year career in Executive Search. Gerry previously led Heidrick & Struggles as Managing Partner of Global Practices, and was most recently with CTPartners (via acquisition of Johnson Partners) based in Sydney where he focused on the establishment and leadership of their APAC technology practice.

Tanner concludes, “We are very pleased to have been able to attract executives of this calibre to join MitchelLake. Like us they share a vision that we are at truly unique moment in time in terms of talent, globalisation and technology. MitchelLake supports some of the most exciting organisations, ventures and entrepreneurs across the globe as they navigate the unprecedented opportunities and challenges brought about by digital transformation via fintech, IoT, cloud computing and mobile applications. Our mission is to be a force of positive change by helping them succeed.”