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Founders

It starts with vision.

Creators. Builders. Warriors. Founders have the courage and determination to turn a dream into reality. You understand the responsibility you have to others you've inspired to join your journey. For decisions that affect your business, your people, and your legacy, trust forms the foundation of your advisory relationships.

At Egon Zehnder, we've worked with hundreds of founders. We partner with young companies to forge teams delivering sustained growth. We assemble networks of trusted advisors to help navigate the path. We engage with founding teams on personal development and team dynamics. We build boards for those contemplating capital markets.

No matter what growth stage or industry your business is in, we honor your vision and attune to your way of working. We share your bias for action, helping you develop high-performance organizations. We join you as you plan for new leadership and for your next chapter. We're here to move in lockstep with you and help you anticipate and plan for the challenges ahead. For you and your company, "good enough" can never be enough.

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Founders are unique, but you don't do it alone. Through it all, we offer strategic tools and expertise, opening doors to help your company achieve its market potential. Start a conversation with us, or read our insights for Founders


Founders Berater:innen

Lindsay Trout

Lindsay Trout

Palo Alto

Leitung Praxisgruppe

Lindsay Trout has spent her career helping companies and their leaders succeed in the digital era. Based in Palo Alto… Mehr erfahren

Rebecca Birkelund

Rebecca Birkelund

Palo Alto

Leitung Praxisgruppe

Based in Palo Alto, California, Rebecca is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Practice. A creative and analytical advisor who draws on extensive… Mehr erfahren

Dani Aaron

Dani Aaron

New York

Dani Aaron, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Technology, and Communications practices. She is a valued advisor to clients… Mehr erfahren

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… Mehr erfahren

Moses Zonana

Moses Zonana

Miami

Moses Zonana, based in Miami, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Technology & Communications Practice. Mehr erfahren

Ana Paula González

Ana Paula González

Miami

Ana Paula González is a trusted leadership advisor that partners with leaders at Board, Investor and Management levels at the intersection of VC & PE… Mehr erfahren

Guhan Selva

Guhan Selva

Los Angeles

Based in Los Angeles, Guhan leads Egon Zehnder’s US Digital practice. He draws on more than two decades of b2c and d2c operating experience growing… Mehr erfahren

Gus Gostyla

Gus Gostyla

Palo Alto, Los Angeles

Based in Palo Alto, Gus Gostyla spent his career supporting startup founders and VCs by building strategic partnerships with iconic consumer tech… Mehr erfahren

Mayuri Patel

Mayuri Patel

Palo Alto

Mayuri Patel advises leaders across GTM and technology roles with a strong focus on software and services organizations. Mehr erfahren

Vanessa Chehlawi

Vanessa Chehlawi

Toronto

Vanessa Chehlawi, based in Toronto, co-leads our Leadership Advisory Practice in Canada. She advises clients on solving leadership challenges and… Mehr erfahren

Magali McIntyre

Magali McIntyre

London

Magali McIntyre advises technology organisations, financial services clients, and private equity-backed high-growth companies on leadership… Mehr erfahren

Adam Quint

Adam Quint

London

Adam Quint, based in London, is a lead consultant in the Technology and Communications Practice. Mehr erfahren

Yao Yao

Yao Yao

Shanghai

Yao Yao is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice. Based in Shanghai, she serves clients in executive succession, leadership… Mehr erfahren

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Head of Private Capital. She focuses on senior-level executives at private capital funds… Mehr erfahren

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Lee Wrubel, based in New York, is Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare Research and Development Group and works broadly with organizations driving… Mehr erfahren

Twinkle Gupta

Twinkle Gupta

New York

Based in New York, Twinkle Gupta is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Practice, guiding clients in building high-performing… Mehr erfahren


Interviews, Artikel und Studien | Founders

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The Trapping of a Founder

The Trapping of a Founder

After victoriously envisioning, creating, funding and launching a company, forces conspire to keep founders in that same leadership position forever, even as the role… Mehr erfahren

The Key Hire and the Fallacy of the Lone Genius Founder

The Key Hire and the Fallacy of the Lone Genius Founder

The key to startup success: Founders must be open to hiring talented individuals who complement their skills to help address gaps and tackle challenges. Mehr erfahren

Pitfalls of Prosperity

Pitfalls of Prosperity

As organizations grow and thrive, they face unique team building challenges that can hinder their success. In this article, we explore common pitfalls of… Mehr erfahren

Building Trust with Founders

Building Trust with Founders

Whether you are a board member, C-Suite leader, or chosen successor, earning the trust of the Founder is the cornerstone of your success. Mehr erfahren

The Founder Succession Wave Is Coming

The Founder Succession Wave Is Coming

Who follows the founder? The timing and choosing of this leader can be a tricky and often a highly emotional process. And it’s one… Mehr erfahren

From Dream to Reality

From Dream to Reality

Who are Founders as leaders? Discover key insights on this question from our engagement with dozens of early-stage founders. Mehr erfahren

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