Our Team

Anju Kurian

Co-Founder

Vermilion Talent is a natural extension of what she loves to do - helping women rediscover their footing in preparation for their next career opportunity. She left a career in management consulting to care for her young sons. ​ In 2012, she made the transition back to work and found consulting opportunities that offered the right balance between challenging work and flexibility for her family. Yet, all around her, she noticed a pool of talented moms who were struggling to make the same transition. Having been through it, she enjoys telling her story, advising others on how to navigate re-entry, and partnering with companies to create opportunities for Vermilion Talent members.


"If we don't tell our stories, no one else will."

Film Director, Mira Nair

Anne-Barbara Lemmens

Co-Founder

Anne-Barbara is a management consultant with extensive experience in Transformation and Strategy implementation projects. She moved from the Netherlands to NY last year, and the transition was an eye-opener. Anne-Barbara was a working mom in the Netherlands and realized it was difficult to create the same arrangement living in NY.

She met many women in the NY area facing the same challenge, expatriates struggling to transition into the workforce due to relocation. This is how Anne-Barbara got involved with Vermilion Talent. She now lends her expertise and enthusiasm in connecting local companies with Vermilion Talent’s pool of talented and professional women.


"Real beauty comes from the inside - from kindness, love, and acceptance. Coming to a love of one's self takes discipline , diligence, and dedication."


Yogini, Colleen Saidman Yee

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Kathy D’Agostino, ACC, CPC

Coaching Lead

Kathy has 20+ years’ experience helping organizations and leaders grow their bottom line and focus on new business development, sales and client acquisition. Kathy joins Vermilion as the Director of Vermilion Coaching Network. In this role, she is able to connect Vermilion Talent candidates with the right coach who is the right fit for their specific career needs. Kathy believes in the profound benefit of coaching to enable one to raise the conscious awareness of the individual or leader and while helping them reach reach their stated goal or objective. When coaching clients, there is a great opportunity to create an experience a break-through from limiting beliefs and patterned responses, replacing them with supportive, empowering beliefs that lead to powerful and consistent actions. When thoughts, emotions and actions are aligned, success follows. Kathy received her Certified Professional Coach credential from Institution for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Assoc. Coach Certification from International Coaching Federation [ICF] and is a coach/trainer for the Core Values Index™(CVI™) assessment. She holds a BS in Organizational Management and is the founder of Win at Business Coaching.


"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."


Roy E. Disney, former Disney Executive, Nephew of Walt Disney

Sheila Dowd

Marketing Lead

Creative problem solver, prolific idea generator, cheerful collaborator and spirited leader, Sheila's passion is marketing and advertising. Having worked at top NYC advertising agencies for many years, she then took a nine year child rearing career-break before returning to the workforce to work with large CPG brands on the consulting and client sides. Sheila believes in the value that returning professional women can bring to an organization and a family, so now Sheila is working to grow the Vermilion Talent brand as the Marketing Lead.


"There is nothing like a dream to create the future"


Novelist & Poet, Victor Hugo

Maura Gedid

VT Ambassador - Rivertowns

Maura Gedid is a marketer who spent over a decade helping corporate managements to find equity investors. After moving to Westchester to raise her family, she met women like her who were exploring how they could effectively and authentically reconnect to work outside the home. Vermilion Talent’s approach immediately resonated with her. Building connections between employers seeking talent and diversity and women ready to work was an intuitive idea. She wanted to contribute to those goals both for herself and for others.


"Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong."


Musician, Ella Fitzgerald

Maureen McLam

Business Development

As an accomplished entrepreneur and business manager, Maureen also brings an extensive and varied sales background to Vermilion Talent. Although she left her media sales career in NY to raise her 3 children, Maureen channeled her energies into coaching, serving on school and sports boards, and fundraising in her hometown of Ridgefield, CT. As her children began heading off to college, she started exploring opportunities to re-enter the workforce, but experienced the same wall that many women in her shoes have come up against. When Maureen found Vermilion Talent, she saw it as a great opportunity to introduce companies to the tremendous, un-tapped pool of talented, experienced women in Fairfield County. She is excited to be representing a company that shares her passion for working in support of women.


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”


Author & Poet, Maya Angelou