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Dick Patton leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO Practice. He partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board consulting and search, talent assessment, and recruitment of senior-level executives. Dick previously led the firm’s global Consumer Practice and cofounded Egon Zehnder’s Chief Marketing Officers Practice.

One of the greatest rewards of our profession is helping others win. I get genuine satisfaction from seeing my clients, candidates, and colleagues succeed.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Dick held management, marketing, and business development roles at Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay. He has also worked in startups and an advertising agency, and published two speeches in the Congressional Record while working for the U.S. Senate.

Dick earned a BA from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker, and his insights on talent development, functional evolution, and recruitment have appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and other publications. Dick serves as a trustee of Groton School in Massachusetts, and he cochairs Egon Zehnder’s annual Marketing Leadership Summit at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is married with three children and loves spending time outdoors.

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Thought Leadership by Dick Patton

Even CEOs Get Nervous About Their Jobs
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Even CEOs Get Nervous About Their Jobs

Dick Patton talks to NPR about the importance of mindset preparation and the role of boards in helping CEOs succeed. Mehr erfahren

Commentary: Here’s Why So Many CEOs Start the Job Unprepared

Commentary: Here’s Why So Many CEOs Start the Job Unprepared

Leadership has never been easy. Yet given the current volatility of the external world—stemming from geopolitical uncertainty, activist pressure, a new generation of employees,… Mehr erfahren

Comfort with Paradox

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge… Mehr erfahren

Katalysator einer radikalen Verbraucherorientierung

Katalysator einer radikalen Verbraucherorientierung

Der Chief Marketing Officer verbindet Marktanforderungen und Geschäftsstrategie. Mehr erfahren

CMO Redefined

CMO Redefined

Mit dem Begriff »Kladogenese« bezeichnen Evolutionsforscher die relativ plötzliche Aufspaltung einer bestehenden Art in zwei oder mehrere separate Linien und die daraus resultierende Entstehung… Mehr erfahren

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