10 Years in Executive Search Presence Across 38 Countries
75 Years of Leadership Experience, 1500 Retained Searches Annually

Corner Office

We are a global, retained executive search brand completing the 10th year of helping brands succeed in attracting the best leadership talent. At Corner Office Advisors, we partner with you to find the right talent— the market makers and thought leaders who build, sustain and grow brands. Our specialty lies in leadership talent search and assessments.

We pride ourselves on as our advisory approach to both—clients and candidates. Our service is clearly distinguished through exceptional long-term experience and high-quality, knowledge based engagements.

Executive Resources International

Through Executive Resources International (ERI), our global partners, we can reach out to companies and candidates in 34 countries. With direct presence in 42 global cities, together, we execute more than 1500 retained mandates annually across the world.
Our business model is akin to a global partnership brand. Our strength lies in our commitment. ERI Partners meet twice a year in-person to revisit strategy, address challenges and opportunities, and review progress.

Most importantly, we all share a common culture, irrespective of the country — we are professional, responsive and ethical, and focus on long-lasting relationships.


Our network includes several CEOs, current and potential board directors. In this practice we,

  • Focus on executive appointments
  • Support mid-sized to large Indian and global brands
  • Help improve gender diversity

Our strong business network includes COO, P&L leaders, and Indian and global business management executives across several industries. We have strong relationships with a large global pool of CXO’s, from returning Indians, expats and global citizens.

We find market makers, business developers and thought leaders in

  • Consulting, Advisory & Transactions
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Technology & Mobility
  • Strategic Growth Sectors

This practice is sector agnostic as there is a strong demand for leaders with cross industry and geo experience. We have significant success in helping companies make Executive Appointments for corporate roles such as

  • General Counsel
  • CFO/Controller
  • CMO
  • Chief People/HR Officer
  • Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Real Estate and Facilities


Corner Office Advisors leadership has rich and diverse leadership experience in the corporate world. This allow them to bring together the perspective of managers hiring for leadership positions and the aspirations of potential candidates. Having been hiring managers for leadership positions, we look to provide exceptional experiences to our global and Indian clients and aspirants. This comes through our commitment to high quality engagements, accurate assessments and agile responses.

Damini Tandan

Damini Tandan is a professional services entrepreneur. 12 years ago, she pioneered writing services in India with the launch of her first venture, Writers Anonymous. In 2006 she co-founded Corner Office Advisors. A voracious reader, an experimental cook and a struggling yoga practitioner, she is extremely passionate about plants and animals. Her first eight years were spent in communications & technology. Damini worked with IBM Sales and IBM Research Labs prior to turning entrepreneur.

Punit Vanvaria

Punit Vanvaria is a strategic leader who turned entrepreneur in 2006 after 18 years in corporate life in the IT industry. This includes nine years at Microsoft India where he held several leadership positions across sales, marketing, business development and business operations & strategy. Currently the CEO and Chief Talent Advisor for Corner Office Advisors, Punit helps organizations develop people and organization strategies linked to business priorities. A problem solver, he helps clients acquire leadership capital that aligns with their growth objectives.

Sanjiv Mathhur

Sanjiv Matthur, a seasoned corporate leader with 22 years of experience joined Corner Office Advisors as Director in 2009. He has held leadership roles over a decade with Microsoft, Oracle and Wipro. Sanjiv’s passion to help develop senior talent led him to create PeopleSemantics. As an ICF and NEWS certified executive coach, he is committed to making individuals and organizations more successful. Trained in Change Management, Strategic Leadership etc. from institutions including ISB and Kellogg and a Six Sigma Green Belt, Sanjiv brings operational, sales and marketing excellence. He helps people and organizations by unearthing their latent potential.