John Boehmer, Managing Director

John has built his entire professional career around his passion for the technology industry. His extensive executive search experience and business building background has served hundreds of companies in the Internet, eCommerce and digital media space as well as the enterprise and SaaS software sectors.

John’s undeterred focus on execution excellence has generated a reputation for performance and a contact list 20 years deep. John’s clients have spanned from venture-back emerging and mature growth companies to global large-cap media and software firms.

John has a vast array of experiences in technology and executive search. He has been a Partner, Principal and Head of Research at two of the world’s largest executive search firms, launched and built three boutique search and professional services firms; including one that reached 24 professionals and $8 million in revenue, which was acquired. He also built and led a global executive search capability inside a publicly traded Internet holding company.

Most of John’s career has been as an entrepreneur and serving entrepreneurs. He has successfully completed engagements across almost every function in an organization, including CEO, COO, CFO, CTO, and head of Sales, Marketing and Product Development.

John began his career at the General Electric Company, where he was an Account Manager in their Lighting Business Group.

John received his BA in Economics from Denison University in 1985.

John Boehmer



Keith McAllister, Partner

Keith has been a leader in journalism, media, and digital platforms for more than twenty-five years. Across digital, television, and print, he’s a journalist turned executive who has run world-class media operations and been CEO of cutting edge, early-stage, technology companies. Throughout, he’s built a reputation as a people leader with a global network of connections.

Keith’s experience as an executive, board member, advisor, and consultant spans all aspects of the media business. Keith’s career includes being an Emmy-winning Executive Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN, the General Manager of Thomson Reuters global consumer media business, the CEO of Mochila (backed by Charles River Ventures, Mission Ventures, and The Greenspun Corporation) and the CEO of Wochit (backed by Greycroft Partners and Redpoint Ventures). Keith is a board member of AmeriCares and is an advisor to multiple early-stage companies.

He received his BA in English from Amherst College in 1984.

Keith McAllister


Maura McShane, Partner

Maura is an executive search consultant with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector. Her primary focus has been on enterprise software, internet, e-commerce, security, and systems integration. Maura’s clients have ranged in size from venture capital backed start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. She has been responsible for driving the research strategy, candidate development, client assessment, and presentation. She has successfully completed searches in all functional areas, including C-Level and Board of Directors.

Maura has been a Partner and Principal at some of the leading Executive Search Firms. She received her BA in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College in 1988. She also studied at the American College in Paris.

John Boehmer



Danielle Sender, Sr. Associate

Danielle obtained her Bachelors in Science and Masters in Art Therapy from NYU. She then practiced as a licensed professional counselor and art therapist for over 5 years in both acute and outpatient psychiatric care before taking a leap into the corporate world. Previous to joining Accelent, Danielle worked in both Talent Acquisition and Human Resources at Bridgewater Associates, implementing and improving various employee support processes that spanned hiring, orientation, leaves of absence and employee departure. Danielle continues her commitment to helping people find rewarding work in her current role as a Sr. Associate with our Accelent team.

Danielle Sender