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In recent years, the market landscape for consumer products has witnessed a major overhaul with unprecedented changes in consumers’ buying behavior and consumption patterns. Today’s consumers are motivated by convenience, sustainability, health & wellness, safety, and trust. What does it mean for consumer product companies? Re-imagining business models and go-to-market strategies, transforming supply chains and strengthening brand loyalty through a purposeful, personalized, customer-centric, and sustainable experience. 

It is critical to adopt sustainability holistically across the board - be it sourcing, R&D, production or packaging. This will go a long way in building a solid brand image and creating value throughout the ecosystem. Additionally, as brands endeavor to maintain momentum and engagement in an increasingly isolated world, companies should evaluate how they can utilize D2C and metaverse - the next digital revolution - to provide an omni-channel presence and a sense of community to its customers. 

Transitioning through these new dynamics across the workplace and the customer base, wherein multiple generations co-exist will be complex. Therefore, the situation calls for adaptive leaders, teams and organizations to drive change to stay relevant in the long run while managing ambiguity in the near future.

The Egon Zehnder Consumer Products Practice is composed of former executives of some of the world’s leading consumer products companies. We work closely with you to develop a personal understanding of the challenges you face. We help boards, CEOs, and talent management leaders both recruit and develop leaders who can create cultures of innovation and strategic risk-taking. Working with our colleagues around the globe in digital, sustainability, supply chain, and other practices, we can help you tap into a broad range of perspectives and talent pools to build truly creative teams. We look forward to partnering with you to turn challenge into opportunity.
 


Consumer Products Consultants

Steve Selwood

Steve Selwood

New York

Stephen Selwood, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Financial Services Practices. He is a trusted advisor to large… Read more

Manuel Waenke

Manuel Waenke

New York

Based in New York City, Manuel Waenke advises companies and organizations on key leadership challenges and executive recruitment. Read more

Pree Rao

Pree Rao

New York

Preetam (Pree) Rao co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Marketing and Sales practice with a focus on helping CEOs and their teams drive topline… Read more

Mark Stuart-Smith

Mark Stuart-Smith

Boston

Based in St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Chief Marketing & Sales, DE&I, and Leadership Advisory practices. 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

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Karl Alleman has a long track record of helping large multinationals, family-owned enterprises, and private equity firms solve their most important… Read more

Angus Finlay

Angus Finlay

Chicago

Angus (Rory) Finlay is a Senior Advisor in Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice. He draws on his deep industry and consulting experience to advise… Read more

Caroline Lombardi

Caroline Lombardi

Miami

Caroline Lombardi, based in Miami, leads the US Hospitality and Leisure Practice as well as Consumer Services. Read more

Heather O’Keefe

Heather O’Keefe

Houston Office Leader

Heather O’Keefe leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Family Business Advisory Practice. She is also an active member of the Firm’s Consumer… Read more

Wendi Zhang

Wendi Zhang

Palo Alto

Based in Palo Alto, Wendi Zhang is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications and Consumer Products practices. Read more

Sarah Van Dyck

Sarah Van Dyck

San Francisco

Sarah Van Dyck co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Consumer Practice and is a core member of the Board Practice. Based in San Francisco… Read more

Francisco Sagredo

Francisco Sagredo

Toronto

Francisco serves companies across the industrial and consumer sectors and leads the Chief Financial Officer practice in Canada. Read more

Drew McFeetors

Drew McFeetors

Toronto

Drew McFeetors, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s FinTech and Technology Officer Practices in Canada. Focusing on senior executive search and… Read more

Pamela Warren

Pamela Warren

Toronto, Montreal

Pamela Warren, based in Toronto, has deep expertise in leadership best practices, CEO succession, and board recruitment and effectiveness. Read more

Sebastien D’Incau

Sebastien D’Incau

Montreal, Toronto

Sebastien D’Incau co-leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Consumer Practice and is a member of the Board Practice. Based in Montreal… Read more

Jodie Zimmerman Frenkiel

Jodie Zimmerman Frenkiel

Montreal, Toronto

Jodie Zimmerman Frenkiel advises leading Canadian and global consumer, retail and healthcare companies on leadership challenges. Based in Montreal… Read more


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