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Josephine Chia

Josephine Chia is the founder and Managing Director of Progression Search, a leading boutique search firm focused on hyper growth technology and IT services companies. Based in Singapore, Progression works across Asia Pacific in their search assignments from executives, senior leadership to field facing talents in Sales, Business Development, Consulting, for the Fortune 100 as well as high-growth VC backed technology companies.Prior to executive search, Josephine has spent 15 years in sales and sales management roles in the tech space, working for Citrix, Adobe, Computer Associates and other US MNC tech firms.

She holds a Degree in Business (Ecommerce) with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and graduated with several distinctions.

In the short 9 years of operations and 450 placements to date, Josephine and her team has grown the business through strong word-of-mouth on their ability to identify the non-negotiable requirements to the success of the role, getting the culture fit on both candidate and client side and being creative with sourcing the available talent pool.

Her own experience includes:

  • Sales Leadership and CTO rolesS
  • Tier 1 technology vendors
  • Unicorn startups hiring their first team in Asia
  • Enterprise Cloud Service offerings
  • Cyber Security Solutions
  • Digital Marketing Solutions

She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.

Executive Search Experience

Josephine has worked in the tech industry for more than 15 years where she then started Progression 9 years ago, doing executive search in the technology, telecommunications and IT software & services space across APJ.

Recent Searches by Role

  • President of North Asia (CyberSecurity)
  • CTO, APJ (CyberSecurity)
  • CMO, APAC (IoT)
  • Head of Channels ASEAN (Largest Cloud Co in the world)
  • Head of Singapore (Largest Cloud Co in the world))
  • Vice President, Greater China (BI)
  • Head of Enterprise Sales, Asia (CRM)
  • Strategic Account Director, Japanese and Korea (Enterprise Networking)
  • Principal Solution Architect, APJ (Big Data)

Recent Client Engagements

  • RPA Sales, Presales and Sales Leadership roles
  • Accounting Automation SaaS roles
  • Software – On Prem and SaaS (AI, CX, CRM, ERP, BI, Single Product S/Ws)
  • Largest Foreign and Local Cloud Service Providers (Public, Hybrid)
  • Big Data, IOT vendors
  • Global MSP Companies
  • CyberSecurity MNCs
  • Enterprise Networking Companies
  • Aerospace companies
  • Industrial Automation/Precision Engineering Companies
  • Military/Homeland Défense Providers
Josephine Chia

CSA Singapore – APAC

Progression Search
350 Orchard Road
16-03 Shaw House
Singapore 238868

+65 62061850
josephine.chia@continental-search.com