Additions to the firm will bolster its Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, and Chicago offices.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 16, 2020 – Howard Fischer Associates (“HFA”), one of the leading executive and board search firms in the nation for more than 35 years, is pleased to announce the hiring of five new members to its team, across three offices.

Kris Limaye is a Principal in HFA’s Philadelphia office, focusing on senior-level executive searches in Silicon Valley and across the Northeast in a variety of industries, including enterprise software, SaaS, healthcare IT, telecommunications, e-commerce, and manufacturing. Kris joins the firm from global healthcare, lighting, and consumer technology company Philips, where he helped build out their global in-house executive search function from the ground up, recruiting VP, SVP, and C-Level executives for the company globally, across all functions and sectors.

Dana Lipp, HFA’s new Director of Client Partnerships, joins the firm’s Chicago office after founding and operating a Dallas-based business law boutique concentrating in commercial, real estate, and transactional law and structuring strategic partnerships and alliances. Prior to owning her own firm, Dana served as General Counsel for SubroSmart, which provided subrogation services to global insurers, reinsurers, self-insureds, and captives, and as Chief Operating Officer of delivery startup Shipbird.

Jamal Elmidge is a Consultant in HFA’s Silicon Valley office, specializing in executive and board level searches for both venture-backed and public companies in the enterprise and consumer spaces. Prior to HFA, Jamal spent time as a senior sales and technical recruiter for Avi Networks, providing full-cycle recruitment for enterprise major account managers and senior software engineers, and as a senior recruiter at Palo Alto Networks.

Mira Cohen is a Market Analyst in HFA’s Silicon Valley office, supporting firm consultants in candidate research and market analysis for venture backed technology startups and public companies. Prior to joining HFA, Mira was a digital enablement guide for a cloud-based startup.

Caroline Fox is a Market Analyst in HFA’s Philadelphia office, supporting firm consultants in candidate research and market analysis efforts across multiple industries for both public and private companies. Prior to joining HFA, Caroline worked in prospect research, supporting fundraising efforts at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

About Howard Fischer Associates

Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) is one of the leading executive and board search firms in the nation, committed to helping clients achieve their goals by identifying outstanding leaders who will effectively fit or help change their culture. The HFA process has been well-honed after 35 years of sustained excellence in the industry. HFA is headquartered in Philadelphia, with additional offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, and Chicago. For more information, visit



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