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At Egon Zehnder, we believe that the Chief Human Resources Officer has both the responsibility and the privilege of owning an organization’s talent agenda. This is a significant change from the days when HR was seen as an adjunct to the C-suite. Today, anyone who values leadership understands just how critical human capital is. That means companies must both select great leaders and develop others internally as business leaders in their own right. This new reality applies particularly to HR leaders, who can no longer operate in a siloed environment as functional or technical experts and who must understand the broader business challenges that any company faces. They must contribute to the solution.

Our Chief Human Resources Officers Practice understands this paradigm shift. We are committed to partnering with HR Directors as they continue to develop themselves, their teams, and their organizations for a future radically different from the one in which they came of age. Understanding that the world needs better leaders, we also want to bring the best in class HR Officers to you, whether from the outside, via a search, or from the inside, by developing your brightest.

Our consultants, many of whom come from the function itself, and others, long-term advisors to the HR community, have direct experience in the businesses we serve. And with 68 offices worldwide, we have the reach to help solve your HR challenges in any part of the world.

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Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Global Lead

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice as well as its Communications and Public Affairs Officers practices…

Tim McNicholas

Tim McNicholas

Boston

US Lead

Timothy McNicholas, based in Boston, leads Egon Zehnder’s Human Resources Practice in North America.

Manuel de Miranda

Manuel de Miranda

Washington DC, New York, Lisbon

Manuel de Miranda founded Egon Zehnder’s Washington DC office, where he continues to serve as a trusted advisor to a range of clients in the U.S. and…

Lisa Zonino

Lisa Zonino

New York

Lisa Zonino, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice, where she helps clients attract, retain, and develop capable…

Jennifer Read

Jennifer Read

New York

Jennifer Read, based in the New York office, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Health and Human Resources practices.

Benito Cachinero

Benito Cachinero

New York

Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, based in New York City, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups.

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Global Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice, a leader in the Digital…

Jeffrey Otto

Jeffrey Otto

Atlanta

Jeff Otto, based in Atlanta, has deep experience in manufacturing, distribution, engineering, quality control, and strategy consulting.

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice.

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington DC

Simmi Singh is an expert on governance and leadership development, counseling investors, founders, and boards on governance matters, board…

Angel Gallinal

Angel Gallinal

Miami

Angel V. Gallinal, based in Miami, draws on 17 years of experience as an advisor to companies seeking to attract, develop, and retain C-suite talent…

Martha Josephson

Martha Josephson

Palo Alto

Martha Josephson, based in Palo Alto, is the founder and leader of the global Digital segment of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications…

Lindsay Trout

Lindsay Trout

Palo Alto

Lindsay Trout has spent her career helping companies and their leaders succeed in the digital era.

Karena Strella

Karena Strella

San Francisco

Karena Strella led the design of Egon Zehnder’s model for assessing leadership potential and has deep expertise in talent management and CEO…

Julia Nenke

Julia Nenke

San Francisco

Based in San Francisco, Julia Nenke is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development and Human Resources practices with a…

Jennifer Dewar Thomas

Jennifer Dewar Thomas

Toronto

Jennifer Dewar Thomas, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice in Canada. She is an expert in CEO succession and C-suite…

Insights on Human Resources

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Semiconductors Talent Leaders

Egon Zehnder’s Global Semiconductor Practice Group recently assembled a group of human resources executives from some of the world’s leading semiconductor companies for a dinner conversation focused on the trends and challenges facing the industry.

Can artificial intelligence replace human resource specialists? Not yet.

Can artificial intelligence replace human resource specialists? Not yet.

With the rise of artificial intelligence in business, the technology has been used in more and more complex applications in recent years. And it is now starting to conquer the field of human resources – likely one of the most complex fields to be addressed by computers.

The Amazon Effect

The Amazon Effect

Egon Zehnder hosted an intimate roundtable discussion on the impact of Amazon’s second headquarters, with a focus on the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region (DMV). The event brought together fourteen regional business leaders and several members of Egon Zehnder’s digital practice for a thought-provoking discussion on the potential opportunities and threats Amazon HQ2 presents to the region.

HR Dive  – Study: Interpersonal Tasks Challenge CEOs More than Business Tasks

HR Dive – Study: Interpersonal Tasks Challenge CEOs More than Business Tasks

According to an Egon Zehnder survey of 402 CEOs from 11 countries, 68% of company chiefs said that they weren't fully prepared for their role as CEO. As new CEOs adjust to their roles, HR leaders can educate them on the value of human capital management (HCM) and how strategies for hiring, training and development, compensation and other HR functions line up with organizational goals.

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