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Consumer companies need transformational leadership

We in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice have the incredible privilege of working with the world’s best and most iconic companies and brands. At a time of great disruption and ever-increasing demands from shareholders, consumer companies need transformational leadership. Our expertise lies in accessing and identifying top external talent as well as in supporting and developing leaders inside an organization. This is what we do.

Because our consultants come directly from the consumer industry, we understand exactly what our clients are facing; we’ve been there. With our global reach of 68 offices worldwide, we offer access to an unmatched variety of perspectives, which together enable us to guide you with the truth. We personalize our approach, seeking the right leadership for both today and the future — whether in response to shareholder activism, online competition, business transformation, or changing consumer tastes. We offer solutions, not transactions. We go deep. 

Consumer Capabilities

Consumer Products

The Consumer Products Practice is composed of former executives of some of the world’s leading consumer products companies and works closely with you to develop a personal understanding of the challenges you face.

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Retail, Apparel and Luxury Goods

The members of the Egon Zehnder Retail Practice will help you identify your most powerful levers for differentiation — whether those involve product, supply chain, or technology — and then partner with you to build the leadership team required to make that strategy a reality.

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Media, Entertainment & Sports

We have decades of experience advising founders, CEOs, and boards of directors on how to implement their strategies through people, organizations, and cultures. Our clients include the world’s leading content disruptors, high-growth companies seeking acceleration, and long-established firms adapting to a digital environment.

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Consumer Consultants

A. Rory Finlay

A. Rory Finlay

Chicago

Global Lead

Angus (Rory) Finlay, based in Chicago, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. In these times of dynamic industry change and disruption…

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C., office, is active in the firm’s Consumer Practice and Services Practice.

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York

Al Prieto leads Egon Zehnder’s New York office, coordinating the engagements of a consulting team that serves clients throughout New York.

Minh-Ha Nguyen

Minh-Ha Nguyen

New York

Minh-Ha Nguyen, based in New York, serves clients in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Technology Practices and focuses on senior executive and board…

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis leads Egon Zehnder’s Accelerated Integration Practice and co-led the development of the firm’s proprietary approach to this and to…

Claude Shaw

Claude Shaw

New York

Claude Shaw, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Private Equity Practice. In addition, Claude serves as a member of the firm’s Consumer…

Anja Herrmann

Anja Herrmann

New York

Anja Herrmann strives to build long-lasting relationships with every client she supports. Based in New York, she has deep expertise placing,…

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…

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin leads Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity Practice in the U.S. She focuses on senior-level executives at private…

Akiba Smith-Francis

Akiba Smith-Francis

New York

Akiba Smith-Francis, based in New York, belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Public and Social Sector practices. Within Consumer she focuses on…

Stephanie Levitt

Stephanie Levitt

New York

Stephanie Levitt is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice, with a primary focus on the convergence of technology, health care and consumer…

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where serves clients in the Media, Entertainment, and lifestyle…

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO Practice. He partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board…

Grant Clayton

Grant Clayton

Atlanta, Palo Alto

Grant Clayton is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Atlanta office and Head of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers practice in the U.S. Grant…

Lex McGraw

Lex McGraw

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Lex McGraw is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Private Equity, and Financial Officers practices. He is a trusted advisor in…

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Glenn Zweig is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity, Technology, Consumer and Financial Officers practices.

Thought Leadership on Consumer

Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Consumer

Consumer companies often make the mistake of equating leading innovation with leading change. In a WWD article, Minh-Ha Nguyen explains the differences between the… Read more

Women’s Wear Daily – Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Women’s Wear Daily – Leading Innovation Is Completely Different From Leading Change

Culture of Innovation

Consumer companies know all too well that the winner of the innovation race will land the next generation of customers. Yet one blind spot… Read more

Driving Innovation and Disruption Among Consumer Brands Today

Driving Innovation and Disruption Among Consumer Brands Today

Consumer

What are the talent and leadership implications that CEOs are contending with as they evolve and disrupt innovation within the consumer space? Read more

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Feeding it Forward: Face the Future of Personalized Nutrition

Consumer

As food industry leaders continue to understand the power and potential of personalized nutrition, they are challenged with bringing together scientific expertise and marketing… Read more

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