Global Directors is a global executive search firm. We offer over 50 years of experience with highly trained professionals in all areas of industry while providing insight into our clients’ strategic requirements. Global Directors understands that leadership requirements today continue to evolve yet, the need for finding high-performing C-level talent has never been so important. We offer full support with finding new CEO talent as well as offering Advisory Board support.
Founder, Managing Director – Charlene Miller
As Managing Director of Global Directors, LLC, Charlene serves clients in a broad range of high technology, financial services, and life sciences companies from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. During her tenure in this role, Charlene has participated in placing over 100 Board of Directors and over 60 Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and senior executives for public, private and private-equity backed companies. Charlene is well known and respected throughout Silicon Valley, the US, Europe and Asia.
Charlene brings over 30 years of experience as a successful corporate manager and consultant to senior executives. Her expertise is global, having built and run domestic and international businesses. Her combination of CEO relationships and access to an international network of executives makes her a highly strategic search partner.
Earlier in her career, Charlene was founder and managing director for the MAG Group, a firm that identified and developed opportunities for Western businesses in Central Europe. She was also founder and CEO of CMI International, the first private-label product development & manufacturing company (retail business segment) in the United States. Headquartered in New York, the company also had a significant presence in Hong Kong.
In 2003, Charlene was invited to join the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, a forum for elevating economic competitiveness to the forefront of our national consciousness. The Council on Competitiveness is the only national organization whose membership is comprised exclusively of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders. Current Executive Committee members include John Morgridge of Cisco, Samuel Palmisano of IBM Corporation, Ray Stata of Analog Devices, Lawrence Summers of Harvard University, David Baltimore of CalTech, and John Hennessy of Stanford University.
In addition, she is a long-time member of the Committee of 200, the preeminent international organization for female entrepreneurs and corporate executives and one of the first women in Young Presidents Organization, New York Metro Chapter: www.wpo.org.
Charlene lives and has offices in Connecticut and Atherton, California. She is a member of the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.
Most recently Charlene successfully placed the GM for a London-based $800 million technology company. The successful candidate was the former EVP of PayPal International, who was moved from Palo Alto to London with his family.
Additionally, Charlene’s recent work is highlighted by the following accomplishments:
Charlene has spent the past two years with founders and scientists to create a search technology company using techniques discovered while searching the human genome. She placed the board management team and CEO and brought in a majority of the investors, including Greg Maffei, former CFO of Microsoft.
Paul Siu, Managing Director at Global Associates a partner firm
Global Associates an executive search firm offering unparalleled support in Hong Kong, greater China and the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1988, Global Associates has acquired an unequalled reputation in executive search in Hong Kong, Greater China and today, the Asia Pacific Region. Since opening their Shanghai & Beijing offices in 2002 & 2005 respectively, Global Associates has built up an experienced team of professional consultants in Greater China to meet the needs of China's rapidly expanding and diversifying economy. We specialize in both the banking and finance sector yet; have evolved to include service industries, manufacturing, information technology, FMCG, retail marketing and professional services. Global Associates has partnered with Global Directors in helping to service C-Level placement opportunities in Asia.