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At any company, the Chief Human Resources Officer takes both the responsibility and the privilege of owning an organization’s talent agenda. This is a significant change from the days when human resources practices were seen as secondary to the C-suite. Today, anyone who understands leadership knows just how critical human capital is, which means internally developing, or hiring, an HR executive who reflects your company’s core values.

This new reality applies particularly to team leaders, such as human resources executives, who can no longer operate in a siloed environment as functional or technical experts. Instead, they must understand the broader business challenges that any company faces, and be responsible for contributing to the solution.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach To Human Resources Executive Search

Our Chief Human Resources Officers Practice understands the sector’s shifting landscape. We are committed to partnering with HR Directors as they continue to develop themselves, their teams, and their organizations for a radically different future. Our team knows that the world needs better leaders, which is why we also want to help your business find the best human resource executives. This may be achieved through developing your brightest HR talent via internal development, or from external HR executive search.

Many of our consultants come from the sector itself, while others have been long-term advisors with a dedicated knowledge of human resources practice. Whatever their background, our 68 worldwide offices can offer the reach to help solve your HR challenges, wherever your business is based.

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Human Resources Consultants

Gizem Weggemans

Gizem Weggemans

London

Global Lead

Gizem Weggemans, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s HR Officers Practice globally. Beyond her functional expertise, she also focuses on succession… Read more

Tim McNicholas

Tim McNicholas

Boston

US Lead

Tim is based in the Boston office and leads our Human Resources practice in the United States. Read more

Jennifer Read

Jennifer Read

New York

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

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Head, Global Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice, a leader in the Digital Practice and serves… Read more

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. Read more

Gregg LeStage

Gregg LeStage

Boston

Based in Boston, Gregg LeStage is the Director in Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Advisory Practice. Read more

Jeffrey Otto

Jeffrey Otto

Atlanta

Jeff Otto, based in Atlanta, is a leader of Egon Zehnder’s Engineering & Research Officers Practice. Read more

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is based in Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office, and in her decade with the Firm, has played a founding and leadership role in the Firm’s… Read more

Elizabeth Noyes

Elizabeth Noyes

Chicago

Elizabeth Noyes draws on her human capital and organizational transformation experience as an active member of our Services and Human Resources… Read more

Max Penning

Max Penning

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Max Penning is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Services, and Private Equity practices. He is a strategic advisor to global… Read more

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin

Houston

Jonathan Martin is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice Group, where he focuses on Energy and Cleantech. Read more

Wrendon Hunt

Wrendon Hunt

Houston

Wrendon Perry Hunt, based in Houston, is active across Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. He draws on his broad management experience to help clients… Read more

Guhan Selva

Guhan Selva

Los Angeles, Palo Alto

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… Read more

Lindsay Trout

Lindsay Trout

Palo Alto

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

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… Read more

Mayuri Patel

Mayuri Patel

Palo Alto

Based in Palo Alto, California, Mayuri Patel is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications practice. Read more


Thought Leadership | Human Resources

Global Semiconductor CHRO Roundtable

Global Semiconductor CHRO Roundtable

Egon Zehnder hosted a group of Human Resources executives from leading semiconductor companies for a lively conversation and exchange of insights. Read more

From Across the Office to Across the Continent

From Across the Office to Across the Continent

Leading these hybrid organizations comes with new challenges for leaders—balancing equity between those who can work from home with those who cannot, creating a… Read more

HR in Time of Crisis: A Catalyst for Change

HR in Time of Crisis: A Catalyst for Change

The pandemic and the social context of Black Lives Matter has created a new set of challenges and opportunities for the People function. Read more

Architects of Change

Architects of Change

How HR leaders are creating more adaptive organizations in a crisis. Read more

CHROs in Portugal on Returning to the Office, and What Happens Next

CHROs in Portugal on Returning to the Office, and What Happens Next

Egon Zehnder held six webinars with a total of 52 Corporate Heads of HR across Portugal to put a finger on the pulse as… Read more

Prototype, Test, Improve – Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller Talk to Capital About New Leadership Qualities

Prototype, Test, Improve – Dirk Mundorf and Markus Keller Talk to Capital About New Leadership Qualities

Under the heading “The New Art of Leadership”, German business magazine Capital took a look at the coronavirus crisis as a catalyst for a… Read more

NGO Board Chairs: Providing a True North

NGO Board Chairs: Providing a True North

Boards have played an invaluable role in looking beyond the disruptions to maintain a focus on the bigger picture. Read more

Can’t Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love

In the wake of COVID-19, the private equity industry could provide testament to the fact that sustainability and profit can go hand in hand.… Read more

Together, Alone: Defining the Right Social Distance for Family and Teams in the New Normal

Together, Alone: Defining the Right Social Distance for Family and Teams in the New Normal

How much time together is healthy as we negotiate the framework of the new normal? Read more

How HR Leaders Are Dealing With the COVID-19 Crisis

How HR Leaders Are Dealing With the COVID-19 Crisis

Egon Zehnder gathered about 30 HR leaders of multinational companies, both Mexican and foreign, to participate in a forum that set the stage to… Read more

Move Over, Customer Experience

Move Over, Customer Experience

We’re in a new era. Our leaders must think beyond customer experience and focus on total Human Experience, which takes into account both employees… Read more

How to Return to The Workplace: A Practical Guide

How to Return to The Workplace: A Practical Guide

You need to be strict and disciplined with procedures when returning your employees to work. Read more

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