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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 McNicholas is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads our Human Resource practice in the United States. 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

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

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

Christopher Fuqua

Christopher Fuqua

Boston

Based in Boston, Chris Fuqua is active in Egon Zehnder’s Travel & Hospitality, Consumer, and Leadership Advisory practices. A valued advisor to… Read more

Julie Kalt

Julie Kalt

Boston

Julie Kalt, based in Boston, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Advisory Practice. Julie partners with clients on leadership assessment… 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

Patrick Lennon

Patrick Lennon

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick Lennon is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Products and Supply Chain & Operations practices. 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

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

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

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

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

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


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ASIFMA and Egon Zehnder Share Results of First-of-its-kind Survey on Diversity and Inclusion Ambitions and Practices in APAC

The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), the region’s leading financial industry group, and Egon Zehnder, the world’s preeminent leadership advisory firm,… Read more

Gathering in Canada: HR Leaders as Backbone of Resilient Organizations

Gathering in Canada: HR Leaders as Backbone of Resilient Organizations

Egon Zehnder and Professor Joshua Margolis (Unit Head of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and Chair of Program for Leadership Development) recently organized… Read more

Combining a Bird’s-Eye View with a Laser Focus for Real DEI Impact

Combining a Bird’s-Eye View with a Laser Focus for Real DEI Impact

Egon Zehnder were delighted to welcome a group of HR Directors to an intimate gathering to discuss their perspectives, the challenges faced and possible… Read more

Hum Work. How We Work and Lead <i>Now</i>.

Hum Work. How We Work and Lead Now.

There is no downplaying the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on lives, livelihoods, and mental health. Read more

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General Counsels (GCs) are in an unique position to transform culture. By taking on four types of leadership roles, GCs can become cultural leaders,… Read more

Flexible Working Is Here to Stay

Flexible Working Is Here to Stay

Now is the time to lay the groundwork for the best working practices of the future – because we can safely assume that this… Read more

Recruiting A New Class of Exceptional Managers

Recruiting A New Class of Exceptional Managers

Even as economies are battered by COVID-19, telecommunications are booming, offering a critical lifeline for an anxious world on lockdown. Read more

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

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