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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 Here, the pace of change is the most unrelenting: what is leading edge today can quickly become outdated tomorrow, pushed aside by start-ups working in remote corners of the ecosystem.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.


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…

Cyber Security

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…

AI Executive Search

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 & Public Affairs Officers

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

Silvia Rapallo

Silvia Rapallo

Rome

Global Lead

Silvia Rapallo, based in Rome, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Communications and Connectivity Practice and is also an active member of the Firm’s… Read more

Vishal Dhanuka

Vishal Dhanuka

Dallas

US Lead

Vishal Dhanuka, based in Dallas, leads the firm’s Technology Practice in Americas. He is active in CEO Search and Board Consulting… Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal government. 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

Justine Gordon

Justine Gordon

New York, Houston, Sub-Saharan Africa

Justine Gordon leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Private Capital and Americas Infrastructure Practices. 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

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

Based in New York, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive technology and digital transformation. He advises Boards… Read more

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, co-leads Egon Zehnder's newly formed US CEO and Board Practice. 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

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Lee Wrubel, based in New York, is Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare Research and Development Group and works broadly with organizations driving… 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

Dani Aaron

Dani Aaron

New York

Dani Aaron, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Technology, and Communications practices. She is a valued advisor to clients… Read more

Twinkle Gupta

Twinkle Gupta

New York

Based in New York, Twinkle Gupta is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Practice, focusing on chief executive officers and chief… Read more

Erin Maier

Erin Maier

New York

Erin Maier, based in New York, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Digital and FinTech practices while also covering media and technology. 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


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