Our Team

Amy J. Friedman, Founder & CEO

Amy Friedman, CEO and Founder of Partners International, is a leader in the human capital, human resources, talent consulting and development industry, with a focus on alignment between shareholders and stakeholders’ values. Amy and her former partners founded Partners International, a large-scale boutique firm, and one of the first certified women-owned businesses in her industry in 1994. Amy is grounded in industrial/organizational psychology academic rigor. She has a strong core of integrity that is evident in corporate and entrepreneurial success. Her clients most value her collaborative style, and her belief in the positive energy and strength in diversity and emotional intelligence.

Andrea Chester, Managing Director, Executive Coaching & Talent Consulting

Andrea leads the operations of the Executive Coaching (EC) and Talent Consulting (TC) Practices to ensure a best-in-class experience for Partners International’s clients.  She is responsible for the strategic direction of the EC/TC practices; leveraging the resources at Partners International to ensure the practice is integrated into the business and aligned with the overall strategy. Through her commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience, she builds and maintains strong relationships with new and prospective clients. Andrea has developed a world class team of consultants globally and oversees the management, communication, training, and recruitment of these consultants.

Elana Roberts, Senior Director, Executive Coaching & Talent Consulting

As Senior Director and Client Relations Adviser at Partners International, Elana is the lead subject matter expert for the Executive Coaching and Talent Consulting Practices. In addition to being an ICF certified executive coach with over 19 years experience in coaching and leadership consulting, Elana is responsible for the training and supervision of all Partners consultants and, together with her team, led the efforts to revise Partners International’s Contextual Coaching model and process. She works closely with clients to diagnose needs, make targeted recommendations, and oversee the design and delivery of large-scale initiatives, with a focus on data and metrics, to ensure maximum return on investment.

Amy Davidson, Director, Client Engagement & Career Transition 

As Director, Client Engagement & Career Transition, Amy Davidson works with our corporate clients and their transitioning staff in customizing Career Transition and Mobility  programs. As a former HR executive, Amy has led teams and coached colleagues to success in the Communications/Media, Management Consulting, Financial Services, and Publishing Industries as well as the Non-Profit Sector.

Jim Hajny, Vice President,  Client Services & Career Transition

Jim Hajny is a Human Resources professional with over twenty years experience in outplacement and career transition management.  He has a solid track record of building relationships with senior management, employees, and internal/external clients. Jim is exceptionally skilled at aligning vision and strategy to achieve business objectives. He coaches and motivates high performance teams, and is able to effectively provide strategic and tactical counsel to managers and executives. He is responsible for the recruitment, training, and management of all Partners International career transition coaches.

Peter Movesian, Managing Director, Executive Search

Leading our executive search practice is Peter Movesian, a twenty-year leader in talent acquisition. Having worked with global enterprises, he has successfully recruited for the highest executive positions as well as for demanding next generation fields like data analytics, user experience design, and specialized programming. His years of experience across industries, combined with a strategic savvy in matching individual talents with organizational objectives, has made him a lynch pin in helping companies hire for the next chapter of their growth story.

Andrew DeVita, Director, Business Development

Andrew has nearly 15 years of consultative business development experience, supporting small business to global enterprise clients across multiple industries. As the business development leader, he leverages his years of experience in the career transition and talent development space to consult with clients on solving their critical talent challenges. He uses a collaborative management style with client companies to identify challenges and customize solutions to support the success of the organizations and individual employees. Andrew is responsible for enhancing client experience and building strong relationships while enabling clients to maximize their ROI and outcomes through their work with Partners International.

Will Perry, Director, Business Operations

As Director of Business Operations for Partners International, Will acts as the key interface point between the four Practice area teams, Sales team, Finance team, and PI Leadership to ensure that all activities in the organization are client-centric, with a key focus on supporting sales revenue and devising innovative ways to continually improve Partners operational efficiency and performance. He is responsible for identifying and executing internal and external initiatives, including operational improvement, software implementation programs, marketing campaigns, and evolving Partners key offerings to clients.