At Audeliss, our team of Executive Search experts is focused on building long lasting relationships with our clients and candidates. With experience working within all major global business sectors, Audeliss is committed to finding talented individuals to match the needs of our diverse client base.
OUR USA Team
Founder & CEOView Profile
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Having started his career at a FTSE 250 recruitment company before becoming a Partner for a boutique firm he established Audeliss in 2011. Recruiting leaders and executives for global organisations across sectors and industries, Suki has established a unique network of exceptional and diverse candidates as well as building successful relationships with clients.
Determined to shape inclusive workplaces, in 2013 Suki founded OUTstanding, an LGBT+ membership organisation which, in partnership with The Financial Times, publishes an annual role model list recognising leading LGBT+ and ally executives and LGBT+ future leaders. The powerful work and rapid success of OUTstanding earned Suki the title of ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards and he was also named 64th in The Independent’s ‘Rainbow List’.
In 2016, Suki was appointed a Trustee of the Guild of HR Professionals.
The following year Suki launched EMpower and HERoes - initiatives focused on ethnic minorities and women. Each year, in partnership with the Financial Times, EMpower and HERoes publishes role model lists globally. In 2017 Suki was also named as “Most Inspiring Recruitment Leader” at The Recruiter's Investing in Talent Awards.
In 2018, Suki launched INvolve – an overarching mother-brand for OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes. It encapsulates the mission, values and vision across all three brands, helping to create diverse and inclusive businesses where everyone can, and does, succeed. A world that involves 100% of everyone.
Suki is also a Stonewall Ambassador and passionately supports many charities including The Albert Kennedy Trust and Outright International.
Managing DirectorView Profile
Sylvette Sawyers is Managing Director, Delivery & Execution for Audeliss, Inc. in the US. Sylvette and her team ensure that all talent-related client needs are met. She is passionate about elevating the contribution of this, often underutilized, function beyond peoples’ expectations. Having begun her career in executive search, Sylvette has a penchant for creative sourcing and is known for the deep relationships she cultivates and leverages to meet the needs of candidates, companies and clients. Sylvette works to ensure that recruiting is more than a transaction. Rather, it’s a complex set of dynamics that, simplified and managed in the right way, can give any business a competitive advantage.
Sylvette is originally from the UK and moved to Chicago, Illinois where she began her career in executive search working for a small retained executive search firm downtown. After leaving executive search, she spent the next few years working and living in India and China to centralize the graduate recruiting program for a well-known HR consulting company. Shortly thereafter, Sylvette moved to San Francisco, California to work for a leading specialty retailer to help the company bolster its leadership representation of people from underrepresented groups. She would make a couple of career moves before going back to this company with her role culminating in the Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition.
After Sylvette and her partner, Christina, made the decision to stay in the Bay Area, she spent two months on a yoga island, lived in Barcelona, consulted for a number of companies and then made a career transition to early-stage companies to help them build and scale teams. In her most recent start up role, Sylvette was the Vice President, Executive Talent Management.
She has a BA in Public Communication/ Human Relations and an MA in Communications.
Head of OperationsView Profile
Language/s: English, French
Prior to joining Audeliss Inc. Jessica held Executive Assistance, Project Management, Human Resources, and Events positions at H.I. Executive Consulting, Apple, Inc. and Beats by Dre.
Originally from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, Jessica is an avid traveler and enjoys visits to the South of France with her husband and young daughter as well as searching for undiscovered paths in the South Alps or along the Appalachian Trail.
Jessica has an ongoing commitment to serving those in need and is passionate about giving back to her community. In her two previous roles she launched a #GivingTuesday program of events and a global charity practice supporting Save the Children
Head of Client DevelopmentView Profile
Originally from Brooklyn, NY (raised in Queens) and now based in West Orange, NJ, Kimberly is committed to advancing conversations centered around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In her personal time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, cooking and experiencing new cultures through global travel.
Senior Delivery ConsultantView Profile
Naturally inquisitive, Woods is a creative and tenacious problem solver dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for clients and candidates alike. Woods was attracted to Audesliss by the opportunity to partner with some of the world’s leading brands and innovators, at an executive search business that is at the leading edge of the DEI agenda. Before joining Audeliss, he was a Principal for a leading UK-based retained executive search firm. Woods holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies & Economics from Emory University. He is an avid Atlanta sports fan and resides in nearby Decatur, Georgia.
Executive Search ConsultantView Profile
Prior to joining Audeliss Inc, Arlene held Business Analyst and Research positions at Tech Mahindra, Egon Zehnder, and GLG, supporting both candidates and clients in the United States and globally. Having spent most of her time in Delhi, India she is currently based in the New York area. Arlene is passionate about her work in the non-profit and philanthropic sector and continues to support and advocate for organizations such as New York Cares.
Arlene takes pride in building long-lasting relationships in both her professional and personal life. In her personal time, Arlene enjoys spending time with her husband and experiencing the global food culture. An avid traveler, Arlene visits her family in India as often as possible.
Executive Search ConsultantView Profile
Narain has a deep understanding of what is needed to fill the gaps within a corporate ecosystem, helping organizations create a truly inclusive workplace environment.
Along with the rest of the Audeliss Inc. team, Narain works within the DE&I network to reach individuals who are looking for the next great employment opportunity. Originally from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Narain is based in New York.
Associate ApprenticeView Profile
Kadean’s apprenticeship is part of a program with Multiverse, which is helping guide her throughout her career pivot and provide the tools needed to do so. As part of the Multiverse program Kadean has a personal coach to ensure she is meeting goals and understanding her role as a business administrator.
In addition to her role at Audeliss, Kadean enjoys participating in theatrical performances focusing on singing, as her background is heavily influenced by the Arts. Kadean takes pride in being the best version of herself in all areas of her life, making small strides to become the woman she’s envisioned herself to be.
Originally from Queens, New York, Kadean is passionate about remaining teachable and incorporates the many skills and experiences she learns into her professional and personal life.
Executive AssistantView Profile
Prior to joining Audeliss Inc. Sheryl held various roles including Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, HR/Marketing Manager, roles in communication, staffing and placement, and owned her own organic bakery which provided foods for a wide variety of food allergies and dietary restrictions such as gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, etc. She wanted to make sure no matter what the restrictions on a person’s diet, they could enjoy something sweet and delicious.
Sheryl was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in upstate New York and northern Vermont before finally landing in sunny Florida. She loves cooking, baking, traveling, reading, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Sheryl was involved in the Doorways Program for many years supporting low-income students attend college. She most recently mentored a young lady from her freshman year in high school through college graduation. That young lady, the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, is now stationed in Germany in the U.S. Army. Sheryl couldn’t be prouder of her young friend and is still in touch with her. Sheryl is involved in her community and has helped organize fundraisers for animals, our military members stationed overseas, and woman afflicted by domestic violence.