Martin Haider serves as Managing Partner and Founder of Leading Principals. Martin has conducted both internal and third-party executive search for over 20 years and brings a breadth of experience working for leading Fortune and S&P 500 companies to his executive leadership position with the firm. His time spent working inside complex organizations afforded him the opportunity to observe leadership at every level and he has experienced the challenges of working on both sides of the desk. Martin is a true believer in identifying leaders with a strong track record verified by trusted network sources.
Martin has conducted over five hundred successful management and executive level searches. With a strong network focused in real estate, finance, and technology he serves as a trusted advisor to clients in their search for Leading Principals – individuals that have consistently demonstrated their role as a key component to the success of the organizations that they work with. Martin and his team conduct searches in all functional corporate areas and from the manager to senior executive levels.
Throughout his career, Martin has established trusted partnerships with senior leaders at leading companies to identify and secure proven talent for their organizations. His understanding of how Fortune and S&P 500 companies work as in insider has given him a unique perspective from which to assess and evaluate the ways that Leading Principals can impact an organization, and he is adept at assessing both a candidates cultural fit and potential for long-term success.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics, Martin graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership.
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Dorian Merrill serves as Managing Director with Leading Principals. Dorian is well versed in both internal and third-party executive search and brings extensive experience working for leading Fortune and S&P 500 companies to her leadership position with the firm. In addition to her executive search experience, Dorian has held leadership positions in the areas of executive compensation and performance management for an S&P 500 organization. Her time spent contributing to the success of diverse organizations throughout her career has enabled her to interact with leadership at every level and she has experienced the challenges of working both inside organizations and externally for clients. Dorian recognizes the importance of identifying, selecting, and assimilating proven leaders.
Dorian supports all of Leading Principals business activities, with primary responsibilities in the areas of engagement process management, operational effectiveness and service quality. With a strong network spanning numerous industries, she provides trusted support to clients in their search for Leading Principals – individuals that have consistently demonstrated their role as a key component to the success of the organizations that they work with. The Leading Principals team conducts searches in all functional areas and from the manager to senior executive levels.
Throughout her career, Dorian has established trusted partnerships with senior leaders at leading companies to identify and meet pressing organizational needs. Her understanding of how Fortune and S&P 500 companies work as in insider has offered her a unique perspective from which to assess and evaluate the ways that Leading Principals can impact an organization, and she is adept at assessing both a candidate’s cultural fit and potential for long-term success.
Dorian graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
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Dawn Smith serves as a Partner with Leading Principals. Dawn brings more than two decades of experience building and leading diverse teams in large and complex organizations. Her time spent as a business unit leader within a renowned international financial services firm has given her a personal and in-depth understanding of the accounting, finance and operational functions, as well as the hands-on experience necessary to understand the needs of business leaders tasked with building exceptional teams. Dawn’s earlier career experience in consulting with a Big Four accounting firm affirms her ability to navigate various corporate platforms to building successful working partnerships. Her understanding of the challenges and opportunities corporations face in today’s business environment, combined with her passion for talent management, is widely recognized by her clients and peers.
With a deep network across the accounting and finance functions, as well as broad connections throughout the Denver area business community, Dawn serves as a trusted advisor to local and national clients in their search for talented executives that drive organizational success. Throughout her career, she has established trusted partnerships with senior leaders at high profile companies across multiple industries to identify and meet operational and talent challenges and opportunities. Her understanding of how Fortune and S&P 500 companies work as an insider and consultant has given her a unique perspective from which to assess and evaluate opportunities to impact and benefit her clients.
Dawn leverages her extensive customer service experience and employee relations expertise in conducting searches in all functional areas and at the middle management to senior executive levels. Dawn is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado. She graduated with honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and she has held membership and Board roles with various professional organizations including AICPA, CSCPA, and Financial Executives International (FEI).
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Greg Roche is a networking coach who focuses on helping people seeking to expand their circle of professional connections. As a self-described introvert, Greg advises avoiding large networking events and instead helps clients expand their professional networks by starting with people they already know. By building a connection habit, Greg teaches people how to Always Be Connecting in a way that doesn’t feel forced or unprofessional.
His expertise was developed through first-hand experience when he found himself out of work, with no job prospects, and no idea how to take the first steps in building a professional network. Through trial and error, he developed an approach to making connections that he has used to land multiple jobs and to start side businesses he runs while employed full-time.
Greg has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies in business process design, software implementation, and human resources. In addition, he is an active speaker, writer and entrepreneur in the Denver area. These experiences have been made possible by connecting to people that he worked with throughout his career and leveraging those professional relationships to turn opportunity into success.
When he’s not working as a coach, HR professional, or entrepreneur, Greg loves to ski and hike in the Colorado mountains. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and children, reading, writing and working out. Greg is an amateur obstacle racer and loves to push his body and mind outside their comfort zones.
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