Our Team

Amy J. Friedman, Founder & CEO

A pioneer among a new generation of women business owners, Amy founded Partners International in 1994. With her history of corporate and entrepreneurial success, a background in industrial psychology, and a solid core of integrity, Amy brings a strong mix of talent and accomplishment to her role as our CEO. Under her leadership, Partners International sustains a reputation for being a truly unique global presence, known for its client loyalty and flexible responsiveness to current market trends.

Peter Movesian, 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.

Andrea Chester, Director, Executive Coaching & Talent Consulting

As Director of the Executive Coaching and Talent Consulting Practices, Andrea collaborates with clients in the early planning stages of engagement creation and design, and functions as project manager throughout the duration of engagements to ensure continuity and consistency in delivery. Andrea is responsible for developing a world class team of independent consultants to support her practices and oversees management, communication, training, and recruitment.

Ash Varma, Executive Consultant, Career Transition Management

Ash Varma, as the Executive Consultant in charge of the Career Transition practice, brings over 25 years experience as a consulting CFO with a background as a CEO and tax attorney. Ash has served as a senior consultant for Partners International’s Executive Coaching and CTM Practices for many years. He is often hired to provide top-level strategic CFO and/or CEO organizational management and financial management consulting. Early in his career, Ash was a tax attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison.

Mark Bloom, Director, Finance

Mark Bloom is an experienced Financial Director with a demonstrated history of working in many different industries. He is skilled in Cash Flow, Fixed Assets, Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Tax. A strong finance professional, Mark received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Accounting and Business/Management from Michigan State University. 

Amy Davidson, Director, Client Engagement & Career Management

As Director, Client Engagement & Career Management, Amy Davidson works with our corporate clients and their transitioning staff in customizing career management/transition programs. She is also on our team of coaching consultants. 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.