Press Release
Ash Kolady Joins True’s Energy Transition, Industrial & Climate Tech Practice
Published April 17, 2024

Dallas, TX - April 17, 2024—True, the only tech and data-first global talent platform, announced today that Ashok Kolady has joined True Search as a partner in True’s global Energy Transition, Industrial & Climate Tech practice. Ash will accelerate True’s momentum in the manufacturing and industrial markets across the full spectrum of capital goods and machinery that keep the world moving.

“Ash has the industry expertise and business expansion experience to build on True’s presence in this space,” said Andy Towne, co-head of the Energy Transition, Industrial & Climate Tech practice. “With his perspective as both a recruiter and an executive, Ash is an invaluable asset to our longstanding and future clients.”

Ash began his career in engineering and manufacturing operations at General Motors and served as a C-suite and P&L leader for the energy company, AZZ Inc. He also held leadership roles for Eaton, a global diversified industrial company.

“As someone deeply rooted in the industrial and manufacturing space, I see tremendous potential for True to make an even bigger impact,” said Ash Kolady. “I’m thrilled to benefit from the collaboration of my entrepreneurial colleagues and a best-in-class tech platform to help True own one of the largest business categories in the world.”

Ash will focus on recruiting top talent for executive, board and investor positions within manufacturing, automotive, energy, and industrial services. His strategic approach and deep industry knowledge will help drive True's growth in this critical market segment and be an incredible resource to True clients.


True is the world's only tech and data-first talent management platform. The sixth largest in its industry, True leverages 10+ years worth of proprietary data, market insights, and talent lifecycle expertise, to help companies make high-impact talent decisions quickly. True's unmatched products and services include True Search (retained executive search), TrueBridge (advisory, interim, and fractional executive placement), Thrive (Talent CRM software), True Advance (coaching and assessment), SearchEssentials (tech-enabled hiring services), AboveBoard (inclusive executive career community), and Jopwell (leading diversity tech platform for early-mid career professionals). True also backs promising companies through its investment brands True Equity and Vera Equity.

Sarah Mikhailova / VP, Communications