Harshad Sardesai

Palo Alto

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Harshad Sardesai Egon Zehnder, Palo Alto


Harshad Sardesai, based in Palo Alto, serves clients in technology (systems, software & IT services, mobility) and services (professional services, business services, supply chain-centric services). He focuses on executive search for general managers, product leaders (especially in Big Data and Cloud), sales & marketing talent and services practice leaders. Harshad also provides management assessment and team effectiveness consulting, and is active in Egon Zehnder’s Board Consulting Practice and CIO Practice.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Harshad was Vice President, US Field Operations & Business Strategy for Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group, based in Palo Alto, where he led the charge to improve go-to-market strategy and effectiveness for high-priority business units. Previously, Harshad was a Client Partner at Infosys Technologies, where he led engagements in services industries with a focus on IT-enabled business transformations. Earlier in his career, Harshad was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on enterprise software and supply chain driven industries, corporate and business unit strategy, business model transformations, global accounts optimization, and sales effectiveness.

Harshad earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Poona in India, and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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Systems, Services and Software Practice Profile

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Intelligent Systems Practice Profile

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Harshad Sardesai Egon Zehnder, Palo Alto