Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

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Calvin Yee Egon Zehnder, New York, Los Angeles


Calvin Yee serves clients in the Consumer Practice with a focus on the media, digital and luxury segments. His search work spans general management, commercial and staff functions. A certified executive coach and a member of Egon Zehnder’s US Diversity Council, he also conducts management appraisals and advises clients on organizational effectiveness, team effectiveness, and leadership development.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Calvin served in leadership roles with several consulting firms, working extensively on strategy, operations, and human capital challenges while helping senior leaders and their teams drive organizational change. Calvin’s background includes investing in and working with small-to-midsize ventures and entrepreneurs in growth sectors.

Calvin earned a BA and a Masters of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in New York and is active in the community.

News and Publications

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

Before “Mobile First,” Get your Digital Core in Place

There is a big push among traditional media companies to be “mobile first.” But before reaching that milestone, a company has to be fairly far along in digital transformation.

Helping Millenials Plan for the Future or RoboAdvisor Start-ups Looking for Validation?

On Thursday night, a friend of the Firm rang me for advice on taking an offer to become the CMO of a promising fintech startup company (on a search led by a competitor). Should he take the job, or wait for another opportunity?

Who is Doing it Right in US Media?

I work at a reasonably global firm. On occasion, my overseas colleagues call and ask, “Can you help get our client up to speed on what is happening with digital transformation in U.S. media?”

Dispatch from the Near Future: Thoughts on CES 2016

A good way to start debate in the consumer technology world is to ask if CES is still relevant. There is a vocal cohort of naysayers who claim it has become an overstuffed rehash of trends sharper eyes can spot earlier elsewhere. But in our view, this misses the mark.

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Who are the New Monetization Leaders of Tomorrow—Especially Given the Current Headwinds in Adtech?

The new leaders in monetization frankly don’t care what is happening in adtech. If you are really worried about adtech’s affect on your business then your revenue and business model is not diverse enough.

Perspectives from Egon Zehnder’s Fall Diversity Council Dinner Diversity and Potential

The Egon Zehnder Fall 2014 Diversity Council Dinner assembled a group of diversity leaders from the world’s largest and most important companies.

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Calvin Yee Egon Zehnder, New York, Los Angeles