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The technology and communications industries are the main drivers of the digital revolution unfolding across the global economy. Here, the pace of change is the most unrelenting: what is leading edge today can quickly become outdated tomorrow, pushed aside by start-ups working in remote corners of the ecosystem. This environment places a premium on executives who have the flexibility, experience, and track record to drive meaningful transformation. These leaders exist — but many of them sit deep inside of organizations and are not very visible.

At Egon Zehnder, our Technology and Communications Practice has extensive experience helping organizations navigate these leadership challenges in a world that prizes agility over size and diversity over homogeneity. Our industry experience and professional networks reach across the sector and across geographies, from global market leaders to disruptive early-stage ventures. We help boards and senior management clarify the kinds of leaders they need, based on their business strategy, their stage of corporate development, and the competitive environment. We work with CHROs to better align their talent-management function with the organization’s strategic direction. And we are able to leverage our long-term relationships and industry intelligence to identify and recruit leaders who thrive in uncertainty and who demonstrate the ability to create, impact, and transform their organizations.

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Technology & Communications Capabilities

Digital

In a world where consumers tweet complaints in public forums, shop online as much as on high streets, and express brand preferences via social media, excellence in digital is critical…

Cybersecurity

High-profile data breaches have vaulted cybersecurity to the top of the agenda at every organization. They have also completely rewritten the leadership expectations for the cybersecurity function.

Enterprise Tech

We give our clients — whether public, private, or private-equity-backed — an advantage in the talent marketplace. Our truly global reach and deep industry backgrounds help us provide leadership solutions…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is quickly disrupting businesses across every sector. But how is this next wave of transformation different from what we’ve seen until now, and in what way does this…

Semiconductors

Our Semiconductor Practice can help you redesign your organizational structure, assess and develop your internal leaders, and find and recruit the best executives from automotive, industrial, health, and other industries.

Communications and Connectivity

We help companies in the telecommunication industry assess their current organizational structure, culture, and leadership capabilities and chart a path to new business models and a more competitive position.

Internet of Things

Our Internet of Things Segment provides expertise at the intersection of device and data to help organizations realize opportunities and transformations with a connected ecosystem. Data is your greatest asset.…

Blockchain

At Egon Zehnder, we have developed true expertise in the emerging field of blockchain and crypto technology. Our consultants are well versed in blockchain’s underlying technology, with the relevant industry…


Technology & Communications Consultants

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Atlanta, New York

Global Lead

Eric Anderson, based in Atlanta and New York, serves as the Global Co-Head of the Technology and Communications Practice. Read more

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

US Lead

Based in New York and the Leader of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Americas Practice, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive… Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… Read more

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

Anja Herrmann

Anja Herrmann

New York

Anja Herrmann leads the firm’s US Retail, Apparel & Luxury Practice and is a core member of the Consumer and Digital practices. Read more

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Based in New York, Lee Wrubel is a trusted advisor on recruitment, executive search, and leadership development as Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare… Read more

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

Los Angeles, New York

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

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private… Read more

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… Read more

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… Read more

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board consulting and search, talent assessment… Read more

Matthias Bolling

Matthias Bolling

Boston

Matthias Bolling, based in Boston, supports industrial, technology, and private equity clients and organizations with a global manufacturing… 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

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite, based in Boston, leads the Firm’s North America Software practice. Read more

Meghan Ricci

Meghan Ricci

Boston

Meghan Ricci, based in Boston, is active across Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice. A seasoned consultant… Read more

Mark Stuart-Smith

Mark Stuart-Smith

Boston

Based in Boston and St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Leadership Advisory practices. Mark focuses on CEO… Read more


Thought Leadership | Technology & Communications

Driving Digital in Media

Driving Digital in Media

Julia Beizer, Chief Digital Officer for Bloomberg Media, has a deep understanding of her product and its users. She spoke with us about where… Read more

From ‘Mini CEOs’ to Teammates

From ‘Mini CEOs’ to Teammates

What is happening in the Product Leader space? We asked Raza Haider, the newly appointed CPO for Bose, about his journey to product leadership… Read more

Adapting the Board to New Paradigms: The Example of Web3

Adapting the Board to New Paradigms: The Example of Web3

For Web3 businesses, finding executive talent is just half of the battle. Building a board of directors who have the experience, capabilities, and mindsets… Read more

How 5G is Transforming Leadership

How 5G is Transforming Leadership

Many business leaders feel trepidation about the repercussions posed by 5G. Studies show that 80% of executives expect 5G to impact their business. Read more

Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

For HR leaders in China, the growing competition for qualified semiconductor professionals poses one of the most pressing challenges they are facing today. Read more

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

Product is often at the core of how to best align the organization as product sits at the intersection of what’s possible and what… Read more

In Conversation with Elizabeth Ames, CEO of Women In Product

In Conversation with Elizabeth Ames, CEO of Women In Product

Women are still deeply under-represented in Product leadership. We sat down with Women In Product’s CEO, Elizabeth Ames, to discuss the issues facing women… Read more

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

Where will the next generation of CEOs come from? Your mind may go to the more traditional pathways of COOs and CFOs, but what… Read more

Across the Semiconductor Value Chain: Navigating the U.S. China Tech Rivalry

Across the Semiconductor Value Chain: Navigating the U.S. China Tech Rivalry

With the Trump administration’s escalating restrictions on several major Chinese technology companies, and little sign that there will be a reset after the upcoming… Read more

Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Layoffs have spread across the media landscape in 2020, as consolidation cut the number of positions available and the pandemic forced struggling companies to… Read more

Data in Difficult Times

Data in Difficult Times

The role of Chief Data and Analytics Officers has expanded dramatically in recent months. Learn more about what they think has changed. Read more

Creating Opportunities While Weathering a Crisis

Creating Opportunities While Weathering a Crisis

Egon Zehnder gathered Chinese executives and US public board members on May 14th to exchange their experiences and share their outlook for the future. Read more

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