Astrid von Baillou partnered with Richard Kinser in 1994 to grow the firm with a focus on board member, senior-level marketing/communications and management consulting searches. Ms. von Baillou conducts senior-level searches in most industries, with an emphasis on technology, marketing services, finance and manufacturing.
Previously, Ms. von Baillou was president of Cullen & Casey public relations, Senior Vice President of Ruder Finn and president of Baillou International, with clients such as The Chase Manhattan Bank, Swissair and The Federal Republic of Germany.
Ms. von Baillou began her career in advertising as an award-winning copywriter and creative director. She then became a producer and on-air correspondent for the Public Broadcasting System, the British Broadcasting Corporation and London Weekend Television.
Ms. von Baillou graduated with distinction from Sweet Briar College and did graduate work in international affairs at New York University. She served on the board of The Leadership Program, a for-profit company, from 2003-2007. Ms. Von Baillou is a member of The Economic Club of New York, and is listed in Who’s Who in America.