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Our clients are innovative leaders from emerging brands to global Fort. 500 corporations, but what they all have in common is a need to bring in diverse talent that will contribute to a transformation that is necessary to remain authentic and be ahead of competitors.

Tiffany & Co
VF Corp / North Face
Christian Dior
Restoration Hardware
Jo Malone
Accenture Interactive
Shiseido Group
Tag Heuer
Moda Operandi
Chanel Beauté
Baron & Baron
BMW Designworks
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Damian Chiam / Janou Pakter

Global Executive Search Agency

Representing unique Creative, Marketing & Product talent for Global Luxury, Retail, CPG and Lifestyle brands.

Damian and Janou represent exceptional creative and marketing talent from Mid-management to C-level who can transform and evolve innovative companies across all industries. In collaboration with Human Resources, Talent Acquisition and Hiring Managers, we introduce visionary talent and forward thinking leaders that will drive growth and value for the business and culture.

Damian Chiam / Janou Pakter


Our areas of expertise range from in-depth industry knowledge to the human centric team composition. We place executive level Creative, Product and Marketing talent in the following areas:

Fashion & Accessories

Fashion, jewelry and luxury sectors are experiencing a seismic shift. From growing digital opportunities to a greater focus on ESG and the integration of new technologies. 

We represent talent at the forefront of: Fashion Design, Accessory Design, Brand Creative, Product Design, E-commerce, Digital & Social Marketing and Merchandising.

Chanel - North Face - Dior - Crocs - Tiffany - Tag Heuer


As consumers drive the redefinition of the beauty industry, companies are putting a greater focus on values that incorporate sustainability and inclusivity, as well as greater personalisation, authenticity and enhanced customer experiences.  

We represent talent at the forefront of: Creative, Design, Digital & Retail Marketing, Product Innovation, DTC, Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

Fresh - Shiseido - Dior - Chanel Beauté - Prose - Coty - Jo Malone

Consumer Goods

Brands are embracing their core values, their innovative spirit and moving towards a design-led culture. Forward thinking leaders are changing internal corporate behaviors to align with what today’s consumers value by creating human centered products that enhance lives, the environment while driving corporate profitability.

We represent talent at the forefront of: Creative, Brand Design, UX Design, Experiential Design, Design Thinking, Product & Packaging Design, Product Innovation & Marketing

Colgate  Palmolive - Indigo - pepsi


The drive for retailers to offer 360 consumer touch points has raised new opportunities to innovate and expand.  The consumer path to purchase is not linear and having creative talents that anticipate and experiment with new mediums and platforms is essential to stay ahead.

We represent talent at the forefront of: Creative, Brand Design, Product, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Site Merchandising, Experiential, Store Design

Restoration Hardware - Indigo - Moda Operandi - MillerKnoll - Arteriors


As the landscape shifts in service sectors like Hospitality, Financial, Healthcare, Technology, Consultancies and Pharma/Wellness companies are beginning to listen and adapt to what their customers say, need and want. Approaching these changes through innovation puts the customer at the center thereby creating services and products that enhance their lives while creating brand loyalty. 

We represent talent at the forefront of: Brand, Creative Design, UX Design, Digital/Social

Pantone - MetLife  - Capital One - BuzzFeed - Lippincott - Baron & Baron - Accenture Interactive - Gensler

Clients we have worked with

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"My role as the Global Head of Creative for The North Face would not have happened without Damian and Janou. I think of them as intuitional industry experts. They are a joy to work with and I love their unique approach and eye to working with forward creative talents. They do more than place candidates in a role, they take an active role in thoughtfully constructing a career while delivering a strategic fit that maximizes the overall success of a business while thinking outside the box. Their global connection with undiscovered talents is unprecedented, and their experience, integrity, and respect within the industry is unparalleled."

Tim Hamilton
Global Head of Creative
The North Face

"Burō is widely regarded for their deep understanding of the industry. They are trusted advisors with unparalleled knowledge and experience in the field.  They possess a rare combination of vision and methodology coupled with a keen intuition that has been honed over decades. On a personal level, both Damian and Janou care deeply about their candidates. They are objective, they listen and they provide insight and guidance to both sides. Always professional and always a pleasure to work with, they are the ‘go to’ people in the industry. Simply put, they are unmatched and without equal."

Patrick Ramsey
Head of Artistic Direction
Chanel USA

“It’s been a pleasure working with Damian and Janou as we source and attract exceptional talent for the organization. The team at Burō takes the time to understand your needs and intimately gets to know your organization. This results in highly qualified candidates that meet your needs and some ‘out of the box’ options that often make the most sense for the role and organization. They’re thought leaders in their space. Their years of experience coupled with their deep expertise and network in the creative space makes searching for top talent across the world a joyful experience. I would highly recommend this team to anyone who’s looking to find standout creative and marketing talent.”

Agatha De Santis,
SVP Talent and Organizational Effectiveness

“As a seasoned designer who led my own studio for over 22 years to the Director of Design at Wieden+Kennedy, I was a bit uneasy going into a brand to lead design creative. I immediately turned to Janou and Damian for their advice and coaching. Thoroughly and thoughtfully they explained the types of challenges I would have, goals I should anticipate, and, most importantly, made sure I was the right candidate for this position. I owe everything to Janou and Damian for helping land a job that I wake up grateful and well prepared for everyday”.

Noreen Morioka
Chief Creative Officer
The New Computer Corporation

“I've worked with Damian from Burō for a few key hires on my Product team. The searches were quite nuanced and required specific expertise and knowledge of the product merchandising function within the fashion and footwear industry. I appreciate their speed in presenting strong shortlists and breadth of candidates where we have made successful hires, which reinforces Burō’s extensive network and reputation in the industry. Additionally their approach and care to the hiring process ensures a positive candidate and client experience. Burō is a collaborative search agency that delivers. I would recommend Burō to companies looking to hire top product and merchandising talent.”

Lori Foglia
Global Chief Product
& Merchandising Officer

“Janou has helped me tremendously throughout my career. In the beginning, by placing me at my dream studio. Later on, by finding me the world's best talent. She has the best eye in the business, but more important than that, she cares deeply for every designer she represents and works tirelessly for every client she recruits for. Bottomline, you want BURO TALENT on your side."

Robert Wong
VP Creative, Google Lab
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