Matthias Bolling


consultant name

Matthias Bolling Egon Zehnder, Boston


Matthias Bolling, based in Boston, supports industrial, technology, and private equity clients. He has a particular focus on organizations with a global manufacturing footprint. He is actively engaged in the emerging field of big data analytics across industries. Matthias conducts CEO and general management searches, expanding into operational, commercial, finance and human resources functions. He also provides a range of leadership development services, including management appraisals and accelerated integration of transitioning executives.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Matthias was COO North America for TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in the testing, inspection and certification services market. He joined TÜV Rheinland as VP of Marketing and Business Development, responsible for business growth strategy and implementation. Previously, Matthias was VP of Marketing at Danaher Corporation, responsible for expanding the global footprint of Veeder-Root, a provider of equipment to the petroleum industry. As VP of Sales for the Danaher Tool Group, he was responsible for the growth of the consumer hand-tool business. Earlier, Matthias held positions with progressing responsibilities at Lucent Technologies in Marketing and Sales, and was responsible for Business Development at Bosch Telecom in the emerging Eastern European market. Matthias began his professional career at a start-up technology company in Germany.

Matthias earned an M.Eng (Dipl.-Ing.), Electrical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany and an MBA from Columbia University.

News and Publications

Henry Ford 4.0: Getting Digital Leadership Right in Industrial Manufacturing Just Might Drive Your Margins Up by 26%

The prevailing narrative around the Industrial Revolution in its first, second and third iterations is only partly true. Steam power, electricity and modern computing were in fact breakthrough technologies that rapidly came to the fore, disrupting established industries and creating new ones.

Big Data Practice Profile

Exceptional leaders get ahead of the curve and develop strategic options and playbooks to ensure their organizations leverage the opportunities to disrupt and lower the risk of getting disrupted.

Big Data, Lean Leaders: Understanding the Difference

In the C-suite, big data leaders must be able to show how big data generates value; how investments in big data initiatives should be targeted; and how fast the organization should move to implement them.

Big Data Doesn't Make Decisions: Leaders Do

Six guiding principles to build organizational muscle in analytics. A paper by Egon Zehnder and Kellogg School of Management.

consultant name

Matthias Bolling Egon Zehnder, Boston