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It starts with vision.

Creators. Builders. Warriors. Founders have the courage and determination to turn a dream into reality. You understand the responsibility you have to others you've inspired to join your journey. For decisions that affect your business, your people, and your legacy, trust forms the foundation of your advisory relationships.

At Egon Zehnder, we've worked with hundreds of founders. We partner with young companies to forge teams delivering sustained growth. We assemble networks of trusted advisors to help navigate the path. We engage with founding teams on personal development and team dynamics. We build boards for those contemplating capital markets.

No matter what growth stage or industry your business is in, we honor your vision and attune to your way of working. We share your bias for action, helping you develop high-performance organizations. We join you as you plan for new leadership and for your next chapter. We're here to move in lockstep with you and help you anticipate and plan for the challenges ahead. For you and your company, "good enough" can never be enough.

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Founders are unique, but you don't do it alone. Through it all, we offer strategic tools and expertise, opening doors to help your company achieve its market potential. Start a conversation with us, or read our insights for Founders


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Lindsay Trout

Lindsay Trout

Palo Alto

Global Lead

Lindsay Trout has spent her career helping companies and their leaders succeed in the digital era. Based in Palo Alto… 阅读更多

Rebecca Birkelund

Rebecca Birkelund

Palo Alto

Global Lead

Based in Palo Alto, California, Rebecca is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Practice. A creative and analytical advisor who draws on extensive… 阅读更多

Dani Aaron

Dani Aaron

New York

Dani Aaron, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Technology, and Communications practices. She is a valued advisor to clients… 阅读更多

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… 阅读更多

Moses Zonana

Moses Zonana

Miami

Moses Zonana, based in Miami, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Technology & Communications Practice. 阅读更多

Ana Paula González

Ana Paula González

Miami

Ana Paula González is a trusted leadership advisor that partners with leaders at Board, Investor and Management levels at the intersection of VC & PE… 阅读更多

Guhan Selva

Guhan Selva

Los Angeles

Based in Los Angeles, Guhan leads Egon Zehnder’s US Digital practice. He draws on more than two decades of b2c and d2c operating experience growing… 阅读更多

Mayuri Patel

Mayuri Patel

Palo Alto

Mayuri Patel advises leaders across GTM and technology roles with a strong focus on software and services organizations. 阅读更多

Gus Gostyla

Gus Gostyla

Palo Alto, Los Angeles

Based in Palo Alto, Gus Gostyla spent his career supporting startup founders and VCs by building strategic partnerships with iconic consumer tech… 阅读更多

Vanessa Chehlawi

Vanessa Chehlawi

Toronto

Vanessa Chehlawi, based in Toronto, co-leads our Leadership Advisory Practice in Canada. She advises clients on solving leadership challenges and… 阅读更多

Magali McIntyre

Magali McIntyre

London

Magali McIntyre advises technology organisations, financial services clients, and private equity-backed high-growth companies on leadership… 阅读更多

Adam Quint

Adam Quint

London

Adam Quint, based in London, is a lead consultant in the Technology and Communications Practice. 阅读更多

Yao Yao

Yao Yao

上海

姚瑶是亿康先达消费品行业咨询团队的活跃成员,常驻上海。她为客户提供高管继任、领导力发展、管理层评估、 阅读更多

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Lee Wrubel, based in New York, is Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare Research and Development Group and works broadly with organizations driving… 阅读更多

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Head of Private Capital. She focuses on senior-level executives at private capital funds… 阅读更多

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

Based in New York, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive technology and digital transformation. He advises Boards… 阅读更多


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The Trapping of a Founder

The Trapping of a Founder

After victoriously envisioning, creating, funding and launching a company, forces conspire to keep founders in that same leadership position forever, even as the role… 阅读更多

The Key Hire and the Fallacy of the Lone Genius Founder

The Key Hire and the Fallacy of the Lone Genius Founder

The key to startup success: Founders must be open to hiring talented individuals who complement their skills to help address gaps and tackle challenges. 阅读更多

Pitfalls of Prosperity

Pitfalls of Prosperity

As organizations grow and thrive, they face unique team building challenges that can hinder their success. In this article, we explore common pitfalls of… 阅读更多

Building Trust with Founders

Building Trust with Founders

Whether you are a board member, C-Suite leader, or chosen successor, earning the trust of the Founder is the cornerstone of your success. 阅读更多

The Founder Succession Wave Is Coming

The Founder Succession Wave Is Coming

Who follows the founder? The timing and choosing of this leader can be a tricky and often a highly emotional process. And it’s one… 阅读更多

From Dream to Reality

From Dream to Reality

Who are Founders as leaders? Discover key insights on this question from our engagement with dozens of early-stage founders. 阅读更多

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