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 Here, the pace of change is the most unrelenting: what is leading edge today can quickly become outdated tomorrow, pushed aside by start-ups working in remote corners of the ecosystem.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

Jens Stender

Jens Stender

Munich

Global Lead

Jens Stender, based in Munich, serves as the Global Co-Head of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice and leads the global TMT PE… Read more

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

US Lead

Based in New York, Kal Bittianda is a trusted advisor for helping companies and leaders leverage and harness technology. Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, leads the Hospitality, Travel & Entertainment Practice in North America… 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

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York

Al is based in our NY office and leads CEO succession and board advisory engagements for companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Read more

Leanne Arcinue

Leanne Arcinue

New York

Leanne Arcinue, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Technology Practices. On the financial services side… 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

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

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

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

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

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads the firm North American Software practice.  He is a trusted… Read more

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… 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


Thought Leadership | Technology & Communications

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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