Rowand, Managing Partner
Guevara has over
15 years of human capital expertise including
over 10 years experience building sales
and marketing teams within Fortune 500 companies.
She began her search career in 1994 with
Ethos Consulting, a boutique retained executive
search firm in San Francisco. At Ethos,
Guevara worked with clients and conducted
candidate development, filling searches
from the VP to CEO level in a variety of
industries. She excels at creating rapport
with the most senior executives, has proven
her ability to close searches with top tier
candidates and is dedicated to closing searches
as quickly as possible.
Rowand, Managing Partner
Emery has 15 years
experience managing profit and loss for
divisions of Fortune 500 companies and has
consistently demonstrated an ability to
quickly grow sales organizations by attracting
and developing top caliber talent. Emery
began his search career working with Artemis
Search, a boutique executive search firm
serving the biopharmaceutical industry.
He has worked with Savant Consulting since
1999 and co-chairs the Bay Area Recruiters
Association in San Francisco. (www.sfbara.org)
Donna has over 11 years of executive search experience filling senior
level positions in a variety of industries including telecommunications, healthcare, finance, banking, high technology,
biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail and food distribution industry. Prior to joining Savant,
Donna ran her own consulting firm for nine years. She has extensive experience working with venture capital firms and incubators
where she attracted industry leading talent to portfolio companies. Clients have included Intalio, Bluedot, Business Layers, Garage.com,
Actelis Networks, iScribe, Guardian Angel, 3Com, Palm Pilot, Monolithic Systems, Inspectech, Pensare, and Alta Vista.
In addition to her work, she has served on several non-profit boards in her community as well as education fund boards of the local schools.
Julie Locke has been helping leading edge technology companies build world-class executive teams for over a decade. She began working with Savant Consulting in 2002 and today focuses on driving CEO and VP-level searches in Consumer internet, online media and Saas. She has completed searches in a variety of functional areas including CEO, marketing, operations, product management and business development and she has a particular personal interest in companies with products for social good. Julie has helped to build the executive teams at Zynga, Like.com, Retrevo, Ebates, MetaCafe, Google, Tagged, Topsy, Adchemy, Proximic, Podbridge, MokaFive among others. She is a recognized search professional and has a proven ability to attract and close top-tier executive talent for her clients.
Julie grew up in Ireland and earned her BA in Political Science from Furman University, MA and PhD (abd) in International Relations with an emphasis in Third World development from the University of South Carolina and MA in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.
earned her RN degree and worked in a clinical
setting until 1995, when she opened the
Amsterdam office of recruiting firm Nicholson
International. She led the international
research team for the Healthcare Practice
in Europe and also worked in the Asia Pacific
and Americas or several years. Catherine
also worked in-house for Kaiser Permanente
until late 2003. Catherine joined Savant
Consulting in 2004 where she focuses on
the biopharmaceutical, healthcare and high-technology