Client Testimonials


David Webster

President - Asia Pacific and Japan at EMC Corporation

We have engaged Doris’s services on several occasions to recruit in highly confidential circumstances, not an easy situation to manage but Doris does it with the highest level of integrity. She is knowledgeable of the market, has the ability to understand our business needs, has superb instinct to see beyond the candidates’ resumes to qualify candidates with the right DNA for our company’s culture. This translates to Doris having delivered highly qualified, outstanding, “search quality” candidates on each occasion we have engaged her.

July 24, 2014, David was Doris's client

Barrie Sheers

VP & GM for Dell Software - APJ

Doris invests time upfront to understand our unique requirements. When our business needs changed, she demonstrated agility in quickly augmenting the search strategy. She is transparent in her approach, executes with tenacity and is relentless even when the search gets difficult. Excellent value for money.

February 3, 2014, Barrie was Doris's client

Bob LaRue

Sr. Director, Global Talent Acquisition & Development at OSIsoft

I have found Doris to be a very effective Search partner. She is well connected and highly regarded throughout the APJ region and has outstanding references from those she has engaged in searches for. She consistently delivered high caliber candidates that not only fit the requirements of the position, but were good fits for the culture as well. I have been very impressed with Doris’s results orientation, communication and follow through. I highly recommend Doris and would not hesitate to partner with her again for an executive search in the APJ region.

February 1, 2014, Bob was Doris's client

Paul Sexton

VP, Human Resources - Global Sales & Marketing at NXP Semiconductors

I have engaged Doris on a number of Executive level searches and every time she was an outstanding partner. Because of her high integrity and commitment to deliver we were able to partner and communicate openly with full trust. This enabled us to manage the search, overcome challenges and deliver the best possible result for both the company and candidates.

I have no hesitation in recommending Doris to both companies and candidates looking to be successful in Asia Pacific

January 10, 2014, Paul was Doris's client

Debra McCowan

Chief Human Resource Officer at Equinix

Doris is a very professional search consultant who works effectively with her clients to understand their business and particular recruiting need(s). She takes the information she has acquired and applies the breadth and depth of her market knowledge and connections to produce an excellent slate of candidates, always in a very efficient manner and with open communication channels. I worked with Doris on several searches during my tenure as VP Worldwide Human Resources at Avago Technologies, and I was impressed with Doris' application of skills, her understanding of the local market, her results orientation, service ethic and prompt follow through. I highly recommend her services and expertise.

January 23, 2013, Debra was Doris's client

Susan Copple

HR at Micron Technology

Doris is an excellent executive recruiter who has great expertise and connections in her field of work. She consistently delivers high quality results and ensures client satisfaction via subsequent follow up. Doris demonstrates great drive and focus and meets commitments on time and as expected. I would strongly recommend Doris and will continue to contract with her for recruiting services in Asia.
January 22, 2013, Susan was Doris's client

Mary Cay Kosten

at EMC

Doris demonstrated her ability to understand our unique requirements and very quickly came up with high calibre candidates when we engaged her to recruit for us in China and APJ. She delivered within our timescales, provided weekly updates to the team throughout the process and shared the landscape operating as our extended team. She is very well networked and knowledgeable of the APJ market especially in China, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. With her agility, transparency and personal involvement in the execution of her assignments, she has proven to be an excellent alternative to what the large search firms offer.
December 16, 2012, Mary Cay was Doris's client

Newton, Susan

VP, Human Resources at EMC Computer Systems

Doris is a well-known and highly regarded recruitment specialist in the APJ region. Her expertise in senior and executive search is well known in the high technology space and she is careful in choosing her clients to avoid conflict.

What makes Doris unique to other recruitment agencies is her ability to understand client requirements, her agility and timeliness in delivery, and her integrity. Her research is transparent to the client, and she consistently meets deadlines with shortlisting and communication updates. On several occasions Doris has successfully conducted search campaigns for me which required a high level of sensitivity and discretion in the market.

I would highly recommend Doris for APJ executive search work.

November 30, 2012, Newton, was Doris's client

Sharon Marnien

Vice President, Human Resources at Sparta Systems, Inc.

I am very happy to recommend Doris Cheng for her work as an Executive Recruiter in Singapore. My company had been searching for a senior sales executive for our Asia-Pacific region with no success when Doris was referred to us. In our first interaction I was immediately impressed with Doris' experience and knowledge in the Technology/Software industry, but more impressed with her 100% placement record. The real test, however, came after we engaged Doris to handle this critical search. Doris was able to very quickly present us with an excellent slate of candidates fitting our profile, one of which we ultimately hired. The challenges of hiring globally are many, and I'm very happy to have found a partner in the Asia-Pacific region who is incredibly competent and highly trustworthy. I would be happy to retain Doris again in the future should I have similar needs.
November 4, 2012, Sharon was Doris's client

John Ganley

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

I first engaged Doris a few years ago to search for an HR leader for Quest Software in Singapore. I found Doris to be very knowledgeable about HR in general as well as the local business climate in Singapore. Quest is a US based multinational company. When I review service provider capabilities, i certainly look for local knowledge. In addition to this, it is preferable to work with someone who also understands the local dynamics in the US as well. Doris provide a great understanding of both worlds and can immediately find candidates that can operate effectively between the 2 distinctly different business as well as cultural environments.

Anyone with global staffing responsibility knows that large firms can provide great coverage and good research as to available talent. To balance that, we all understand that we need effective smaller boutique firms that can move faster in the water than the large firms typically do.

Doris has been effective in finding great talent but also in providing fast, thorough and high value executive search capabilities to me in my role at Quest Software.

I would highly recommend Doris as a valuable executive search provider in the Asia pacific region and would

be happy to provide any further reference as may be required
John A. Ganley, Jr
Chief Human Resources Officer
Quest Software, Inc.
October 3, 2012, John was Doris's client

Peter Stewart, CPA

International Finance and Accounting Executive; Vice President - at ADVA Optical Networking

I hired Doris to lead a search for an important new member of my team in Singapore. Doris proved to be an excellent choice for this assignment. She approached the search in a diligent and organized fashion. She identified highly qualified candidates and kept me fully apprised of the progress of the search throughout the process. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend Doris for any senior level search assignment.
September 30, 2011, Peter was Doris's client

Rod Morgan

Vice President of Procurement at Micron Technology

Doris was very helpful in recruiting a key executive role in our company. She was very organized and helpful in keeping not only the process on track but also keeping us internally on track to the goals we set for her to deliver to. It was a delightful working with Doris because of her personable approach and relaxed nature. It was interesting to work with someone who could balance well a relaxed nature with process management and accountability.
October 27, 2010, Rod was Doris's client

Chan Pin Chong

President & CEO at Everett Charles Technologies

Doris has demonstrated extreme creative way in sourcing efforts of candidates for her clients. In the project supporting FormFactor in 2010/2011, Doris understands customer requirements, goes into specific planning for identifying potential candidates and has great resources in the networks to position candidates. Doris has exceeded my expectations in helping FormFactor to identify and close on the candidate. I give Doris high recommendations for her effort and results.
October 6, 2010, Chan Pin was Doris's client

Thomas Willow

Sr. Director Worldwide Facilities & Real Estate at NetApp

Doris assisted me in the recruitment of our Director, WPR Asia Pacific. She executed the assignment with speed (completed within a 7 week timeframe), was professional, thorough and provided regular updates throughout the project. She is someone whom I would recommend.
May 5, 2010, Thomas was Doris's client

Doug Bettinger

EVP and CFO at Lam Research

Doris has conducted multiple searches for me during my time at Avago. Her network in Asia is extensive and her ability to tap into that network is impressive. She has conducted work for us with great professionalism. Her results for us have been excellent. I would recommend her without hesitation.
April 29, 2010, Doug was Doris's client

Mercedes Johnson

Principal at M Johnson & Associates

Doris provides outstanding levels of service, awesome attention to every detail and excellent results. Her extensive network throughout Asia allows her to reach out to numerous potential candidates, she then quickly narrows the list down to the most suitable for the specific situation and presents finalists to the hiring manager within days (not weeks) of the search launch. Some of my best hires have been sourced by Doris.

I would highly recommend her firm to those who need fast, superb results.

April 9, 2010, Mercedes was Doris's client

David Reibel

Vice President & General Counsel at Rocket Software

Doris successfully recruited a replacement Asia-Pacific regional counsel reporting to me at company headquarters in the US. She took time to understand the requirements of the role, as well as the organizational dynamics between various functions, as well as between the region and headquarters. Doris then targeted the search toward companies and individuals that had similar types of business and skill sets. The successful candidate is working out well so far, and I would certainly look to Doris again if a similar need arises in the future.
February 12, 2010, David was Doris's client

Thom Bryant

Consultant at Thom Bryant Consulting

We engaged Doris to recruit 2 Directors- 1 for Bangalore and 1 for Singapore. She was thorough in her search and provided us with multiple viable candidates. I highly recommend her.
January 31, 2010, Thom was Doris's client

PohEng Toh

Director Human Resources at Baxter Healthcare SA

Doris is well connected to senior level finance, sales, HR professionals both locally and internationally. She is very focused with any assignments she takes on, works tirelessly and is able to deliver on results within a targeted timeline. A great partner to work with.
October 13, 2009, PohEng was Doris's client

Jennifer Hall

at Intuitive Surgical

I had the pleasure of working with Doris when she performed a VP Finance search for my company in SE Asia. She has a tremendous knowledge of the local market, is well connected and knows how to drive the recruiting process forward. We were very pleased with her performance and successfully hired a top candidate. I would not hesitate to engage her again for a senior level search in that part of the world. I highly recommend her.
May 14, 2009, Jennifer was Doris's client

Jack Moyer

VP HR at Soraa, Inc.

I had a very time sensitive critical opening in Malaysia for an HR Director. Doris' expertise and knowledge in the geography as well as the speciality were critical to me. We completed the search from initiation to offer acceptance in 6 weeks over a 9000 mile distance. Great work in a condensed time period.
April 16, 2009, Jack was Doris's client

Colette Grey

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Plantronics

Doris is an exceptional senior-level executive recruiter, a master networker, an entrepreneur and a seasoned business professional. I was honoured to meet Doris while on business travel with Avago Technologies in Singapore. Doris performed several retained searches for Avago, all of which were very successful. Doris exemplifies the highest standards of ethical business practices and never turns down an opportunity to assist an associate or friend. I recommend Doris Cheng without hesitation. Her expertise, focus, creativity and follow-through make her a tremendous resource. It has been my pleasure to meet Doris in business and to now be able to call her my friend.
April 15, 2009, Colette was Doris's client

Bernard Wong

Operational Effective Director at Wyeth Nutrition (Pfizer/ Nestle starting fm Dec. 2013)

I have known Doris for over ten years even though we are staying miles away between HK and SG. She is one of my best oversea external service providers/ business partner that I had encountered. I have found Doris to be very trustworthy and honest; she communicates well and is very culturally sensitive to working with and connecting with different people. In fact, she has access to a wide network of people enabling her to achieve sustainability. I was always impressed by her keen sense of operations and her personal integrity of character. As a client, I 'm very fortunate to find this good external helper; as a friend I'm glad to be part of her circle of friends
March 17, 2009, Bernard was Doris's client

Andre J. Pravaz

Managing Director at Summit Innovations

I have used Doris Cheng on a number of occasions to recruit critical hires for my ASEAN management team and my broader business. She has always displayed a thorough understanding of the marketplace, has good contacts and has always delivered a quality outcome. Doris is a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend her to anyone looking to recruit within Singapore or the South East Asian market.
December 8, 2008, Andre J. was Doris's client

Helen Miao

Far East Orchard Limited

Doris' network of contacts enables her to complete her assignments way ahead of time. I've personally worked with Doris and found her to be professional, trustworthy and a head-hunter who works to exceed client expectations.
December 7, 2008, Helen was Doris's client

Burton M. Goldfield

President and CEO at TriNet

Doris brings an enthusiasm and positive attitude to every challenge presented to her. She is a consistent and tireless consultant who always puts the best interests of the customer above all else. She not only makes it appear seamless and effortless but delivers results.
December 3, 2008, Burton M. was Doris's client

Pete Godbole

Vice President, Finance for Customer Operations at VMware

Doris helped me recruit in Asia Pacific for roles in Senior roles in Finance and outside Finance. I found that working thru a professional like her who understood our needs and knew each candidate personally was a huge asset. Her assessment on all the candidates was invaluable and I have come to respect her insight.
November 20, 2008, Pete was Doris's client

Michael Squires

Chairman, Sports Recruitment Group Ltd

I have worked closely with Doris during my time as Chief Executive of TASA International and subsequently during my time as the Chief Executive of TMP Executive Search. Throughout that time I had nothing but praise for Doris she is a consummate professional, knows the Asian market extremely well and has particular expertise in her industry sectors. In my role now as the Chairman of a number of companies I recommend Doris as a top professional in her field at every opportunity I get.
November 20, 2008, Michael was with another company when working with Doris at Doris Cheng & Associates Pte Ltd

Sandy O'Gorman

Chief Talent Magnet & Strategic Rabble Rouser

Doris has provided consistent APAC recruiting results for me, at several companies. She serves the customer's needs, listens carefully to what is important to you and acts to deliver on that every time. She has a deep network and connections and access to talent in sales and financial roles across the Asia Pacific Region with a special focus on Singapore, Australia, Greater China. Doris's finance background ensures she will provide a detail oriented, careful approach to her work and she moves very fast to source qualified candidates to assist in getting the best person into your open position.
November 17, 2008, Sandy was Doris's client

Ray Smets

VP Worldwide Sales at A10 Networks

Doris supported a very important search for a key APAC executive for my firm, Netopia. Doris was a highly recommended professional and expert in the recruiting arena. In addition to finding excellent candidates, Doris was exceptional at communicating the status of the search and following up on action items and important matters. I would recommend Doris for any firm, large or small, looking for help to find excellent candidates in order to expand its executive team.
November 2, 2008, Ray was Doris's client

Francois Delepine

CFO at Trimble

Doris is a great retained search recruiter based in Singapore. In particular she is a very natural choice for International companies who are looking to recruit local talent for their Asian operations. I and my prior company used Doris services several times. I have also recommended Doris to others who have been equally enthusiastic.
November 1, 2008, Francois was Doris's client

Stanimira Koleva

GM, APAC SMS&P at Microsoft

Doris has delivered excellent results in all the assignment she's managed for us. She has a broad knowledge of the industry, solid data base and well proven methods of staff selection. Doris is a highly professional, result orientated and a very reliable partner to work with.
November 1, 2008, Stanimira was Doris's client

Raymond Tong

Discovery, Investment and Creation

Doris was outstanding in finding great talent. Over the years I've known her she's proven to be exceptionally reliable, creative and her relationships extend well beyond what was expected. Outstanding work!
November 1, 2008, Raymond was Doris's client

Jude Callirgos

VP Human Resources, Mindspark

For anyone trying to hire or even considering hiring in APAC - who does not have Doris's number - you're missing a rare opportunity to work with an incredibly strong recruiting partner. She's a great business person, with a very pleasant demeanour and solid industry knowledge. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
October 29, 2008, Jude was Doris's client

Issachar Ohana

EVP, Worldwide Sales at Ceva, Inc.

Doris is very efficient, diligent, and professional and did a great Job for CEVA. She is a high-energy individual who knows the recruiting business. I would recommend Doris highly and welcome any opportunity to work with her again.
October 28, 2008, Issachar was Doris's client

CY Yau

Sr. HR Director at NetApp

I have engaged Doris for searches in more than 3 different companies and with superior results all the time. Doris is focused, detailed, responsible and efficiently fast. She probes to understand my needs, scan her wide network and market landscape for the best candidate that fits and sells value to the prospects like an employee. In short she is my extended senior staffing professional.
October 28, 2008, CY was Doris's client

Ron Chan

Executive Coach

I engaged Doris in a number of executive searches in the Asia Pacific Region for multiple disciplines in the high tech sector from 1995-2001. Doris delivered results in a timely and professional manner in all engagements. I was particularly impressed with Doris' broad reach with her global and regional networks, her knowledge of current market conditions, and her ability to find a slate of excellent candidates for consideration. She invests heavily in the client discovery process to ensure she is targeting the right people, and does an excellent job of vetting candidates to ensure fit - both from a competency and cultural perspective. I particularly valued Doris' straightforward assessment of the current market, and her integrity - she will only take on assignments where she is confident of delivering results, and knows when to say "no". I recommend her organization highly.
October 27, 2008, Ron was Doris's client

Vicki Ryan

SVP of Human Resources at Jive Software

Doris is an excellent recruiter and understands her markets well. She is very efficient with superb results. I would recommend her to any employer.
October 23, 2008, Vicki was Doris's client

Fred Skala

Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) -- Currently On Sabbatical

Doris helped us find a top-notch HR Director in South East Asia (who, by the way, is still with us 5 years later). The search was carried-out in a timely, professional, and cost-effective manner. I really enjoyed working with Doris.
October 22, 2008, Fred was Doris's client

Katie Scott

Director, Global Compensation

Doris provided a wonderful service to us as we were searching for a specialized candidate, in a difficult market. Since we were working from a distance, she sent us detailed, weekly updates on status and progress reports. She was detailed and thorough in her research on candidates and the process of getting our now-employee hired. She was a wonderful resource for us and I very much appreciated her professionalism and positive attitude. We would definitely use her again.
October 22, 2008, Katie was Doris's client