Douglas J. Kush


consultant name

Douglas J. Kush Egon Zehnder, Chicago


Douglas Kush, Egon Zehnder's office leader in Chicago, advises clients in the medical technology, healthcare services, and payer spaces with a particular focus on industries undergoing rapid change and evolution. In addition to executive search, Doug supports corporate boards through succession planning and the recruitment of new directors. As an active member of the firm’s Assessment and Development group, he addresses talent challenges—particularly CEO succession—for a range of clients, from multinational conglomerates to early-stage start-ups. Doug is certified in the Hogan Developmental Survey, and 16PF psychometric analysis.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Doug was a Senior Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked primarily developing growth strategies for medical technology, health care services, and consumer goods companies. He is the author of a year-long study of best practices in medical technology R&D, and is a functional expert in pricing. Before joining BCG, Doug spent 10 years as a Commissioned Submarine Officer with the United States Navy. He served two tours of duty on submarines and was an instructor of naval science and history at the Carnegie Mellon Naval ROTC unit.

Doug holds a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he majored in physics and economics, graduating with distinction in each. He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University where he also graduated with distinction.

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Unlocking Leadership Potential, to Meet the Challenges And Opportunities of Today’s Disruptive Landscape

CHROs today face an ever more difficult challenge – identifying and developing the talent to drive the transformation required in today’s organizations, individuals who can solve problems quickly and in new ways, with the fortitude to navigate in uncertainty and to accept and overcome failure through an onslaught of data and marketplace changes.

consultant name

Douglas J. Kush Egon Zehnder, Chicago