Simon brings over 10 years of executive search success to the BVM team. He began his executive search career in the mid 90’s as Managing Director, Hong Kong, and General Manager, Shanghai, of T.A.O., a regional search firm later acquired by Heidricks and Struggles. In addition to his successful placements, his management skills were evident in the growth of T.A.O. in Asia Pacific, and establishing the company as one of the very first international search firms in the People’s Republic of China. He went on to join Bennett Associates as Senior Partner and Managing Director, where for 6 years he consulted multi-nationals on their senior management recruitment needs. In 2005 Simon joined the global network TRANSEARCH as Managing Director of The Wright Company in Hong Kong. Over the years, Simon has recruited Asia presidents, CEOs, and country heads in the Greater China and Asia Pacific region for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. He has also served on the Asian board of AESC (Association of Executive Search Companies), the global monitoring organization.

Born in Hong Kong, Simon spent his school years studying in the United Kingdom, and later attended McMaster University in Canada for his B.A before returning to Greater China to begin his professional career. His international experience has gifted him with fluency in English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Prior to executive search, Simon had worked in industrial business development, mergers and acquisitions, production and distribution, procurement, and corporate strategic investment planning.



Donald comes to BVM with extensive executive search experience in Asia Pacific. He has spent time with Korn/Ferry, and, more recently, the Wright Company, a part of the TRANSEARCH network. Donald’s focus has been on high-level regional assignments in Industrial, Consumer Products, Education, and Government organisations.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Donald returned in 2000 after spending 20 years working and studying abroad. On receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and Doctorate in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Donald began his career in the consumer products and chemical industries, with a strong focus on product development and technical service. He has led corporate training programs, campus recruiting teams, and successfully attained the QS-9000 Quality system certification for a large Chemical R&D division.