Kenna Wyllie Baudin

New York

consultant name

Kenna Wyllie Baudin Egon Zehnder, New York


Kenna Wyllie Baudin, based in New York, serves as Head of US Private Equity where she focuses on portfolio-company and investment professional executive searches. In particular, Kenna focuses on CFO assignments for private equity-backed and public companies and serves as an active a member of the firm’s Consumer and Media, Entertainment & Sports Practices. She is also a leader in Egon Zehnder's US Diversity and Inclusion Practice.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ms. Baudin served as Head of Private Equity at J. Safra Asset Management and was a Director at 3i plc, an international investment firm where she was a founding member of the US team. Kenna was previously a Principal at Solera Capital and began her career as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in New York. Throughout her career, Kenna has worked on both deal execution and on the human capital side of the business collaborating with senior management teams on ongoing strategic, financial, and operating issues. ​

Kenna has served as an alumni interviewer for Sponsors for Educational Opportunities, Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees for the University Heights Charter School, and on the PSPA Nominating Committee at The Pingry School.

Kenna earned a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

News and Publications

The Deal – Expanding Private Equity Firms Appoint Business Development Leaders

What Makes an Ideal Private Equity CFO?

As private equity firms look to maximize value from their investments, it is critical to ensure that portfolio company management teams have the right capabilities to execute against their investment theses. Though in many cases the underlying premise will lie in backing an existing management team, it is increasingly common for private equity firms to bring in a new CFO early in the lifespan of an investment.

consultant name

Kenna Wyllie Baudin Egon Zehnder, New York