Steve Morrissey is the Founder and Managing Partner of Perpetual Ambition (a highly focused talent and career management firm offering Talent Assessment, Executive Coaching, and Career Transition programs) and Perpetual Insights (a highly focused Executive Search firm).
Steve has an extensive background in talent solutions and brings over 15 years’ experience from within the Executive Search industry. Prior to launching Perpetual Ambition and Perpetual Insights he was the Managing Director and US Board member with one of the world’s largest professional recruitment/search firms.
Prior to the corporate world, Steve took up an eight-year commission as a Royal Marines Officer. He has demonstrated all the leadership skills needed to motivate, train, and inspire commandos in camp, on exercise and in an operational environment. This background and training has allowed him to provide a clear vision, alignment, and transparency to better talent and career management execution.Close
Pierre Trippitelli is the Partner and Board member in charge of Pi Executive (part of the Pi Group), an Executive Talent Advisory firm specialized in executive recruitment and leadership consulting. Mr. Trippitelli's focus spans across the Luxury, Health & Beauty, Food & Beverage and Consumer durables industries. While recruiting senior level executives for US companies expanding their international footprints, Pierre has also significant experience in helping foreign entities building out US businesses.
His international expertise and appreciation of cultural differences helps a wide scope of companies including entrepreneurial ventures, family owned organizations as well as publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies. Closely partnering with his clients, Pierre has successfully recruited diverse executive talents among the C-suite on a global scale. Pierre also operates as an Executive Coach, working with senior leaders, HR and L&D professionals to create sustainable performance and to leverage diversity in the workplace.
Prior to joining Pi Executive, Pierre served as a member of the Global Consumer Practice at Korn Ferry. With 16 years of International expertise in HR Consulting, Pierre is poised to contribute to the growth of a more disruptive and creative talent consulting firm.
Pierre is a French citizen born in Reims and received his master's degree in business and marketing from one of the top 10 French business schools, KEDGE. After graduating, Pierre ran various Business Units in Africa, Eastern & Western Europe. In 2006, he relocated to the United States with the mandate to develop the North American presence of a major European Executive search firm. More recently, Pierre has been through the Columbia Business School Executive Coaching Program and is NBITM certified.
Pierre now lives in Darien, Connecticut and is married to a lovely American wife. He is the father of two handsome and athletic boys. Pierre is an avid hiker who still believes he can keep up with his teenage boys. On top of climbing in the Alps and Hawaii, he likes skydiving, skiing and competing on as many Golf courses as possible around the world. Pierre is a advisory board member of the French/American Chamber of Commerce in New York and French Founders.
In addition to his native French, Pierre is completely fluent in English and also speaks German.Close
Lauren Rath is a Senior Consultant at The Pi Group, leading our career transition program, Perpetual Ambition, which is designed specifically for Consumer and Retail sector professionals with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups.
Lauren has a cross functional background from Procter & Gamble combined with career coaching experience at the University of Chicago. While at P&G, Lauren worked in account management, business development, strategic planning and public relations across multiple beauty categories including prestige skincare, color cosmetics, and fine fragrances. Lauren’s 9 years on the client side of the business, paired with her commitment to delivering excellent customer service, provides clients and candidates a best-in-class experience and most importantly - results. During her tenure at the University of Chicago, Lauren worked with candidates on building resumes, writing cover letters, systematizing a job search strategy, prepping for job interviews and mastering the art of small talk to be successful in networking.
Lauren enjoys staying active through scuba diving, skiing, sailing, and swimming, and loves traveling anywhere that facilitates any or all of these activities. She graduated with honors from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where she double majored in Economics and Sociology with a Concentration in Human Services. Lauren lives in South Norwalk with her husband, Adam, and their adorable Cockapoo, Dunkin.Close
Gavin Pommernelle is a highly effective Leader and Talent Practitioner with extensive cross-cultural experience in partnering with and coaching leadership teams. He brings over 20 years of experience delivering commercially impactful talent solutions to the table. He has an extensive multi-cultural/ multi-lingual background, having been based in Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, England, and the USA.
As an affiliated Executive Coach to Perpetual Ambition, Gavin brings multi-sector experience, as his background is in Consumer Goods and Retail, Professional Services and Sports & Leisurewear among others. His ability to apply sound business insights to talent development makes him a leader in the career management field. His academic accolades include:
ICF Coach accreditation
MBA from Edinburgh Business School, UK;
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, University Of Natal, South Africa;
Accreditation in psychometrics from the British Psychological Society;
Ashridge University Executive level programs in leading Strategy and Change
Rachel Rubenstein is an Executive Coach working with Perpetual Ambition. She brings her expertise
in leadership development and communication coaching to serve clients in transition.
With a graduate certification in Executive Coaching from Columbia University in New York,
Rachel established a coaching practice with cross-industry clientele inspiring and empowering
individuals to lead and communicate with greater clarity, confidence and connection. Rachel
helps clients strengthen communication and presentation skills, develop self-awareness, build
productive networks, boost confidence, and enhance the overall quality of personal and
Prior to her career as an Executive Coach, Rachel trained and worked as a professional actor in
Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and
American Studies from Kenyon College. Her background in the performing arts coupled with her
varied academic and professional interests and experiences contribute to her unique coaching
Originally from San Francisco, Rachel is now a very happy resident of Brooklyn. She loves dogs,
books, food, jazz and travel. Rachel speaks Spanish, French and some Italian.
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