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Every digital transformation depends on software to become a reality. But even as software enables revolutions in sectors from manufacturing to retail, the software industry itself is in the midst of rapid change. The shift of the entire industry to the cloud brings disruptive new business models, product, and go-to-market strategies. The increased presence of private equity in the space has unleashed a new wave of highly agile, innovative, and performance-driven ventures that are taking on the traditional industry pacesetters. And vertical-specific companies are getting into the game, converting their intellectual property into stand-alone software businesses. While software firms are busy transforming themselves, the hardware and systems firms are also busy addressing the changing dynamics. The advent of the cloud, software-defined everything, and the emergence of hyperscale players have fundamentally changed the landscape, forcing incumbents to transform core businesses and build new business and operating models. All of this adds up to a furious competition for talent and leadership.  

Egon Zehnder’s Software, Systems and Services Practice gives 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 across the entire C-suite. Our strength lies in helping clients find transformative Board Directors, CEOs, and General Managers who can lead those critical functions today.

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Harshad Sardesai

Harshad Sardesai

Palo Alto

Global Lead

Harshad Sardesai, based in Palo Alto, leads the firm’s global Software, Services, and Systems Practice within Egon Zehnder’s Technology and…

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…

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

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

Brian Reinken

Brian Reinken

Dallas

Brian Reinken is a leader in the CEO and Board practices at Egon Zehnder, with vast experience across the consumer and technology sectors and a…

Vishal Dhanuka

Vishal Dhanuka

Dallas

Vishal Dhanuka, based in Dallas, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Practice, focusing on software and digital, and the Services Practice…

Chris Patrick

Chris Patrick

Dallas

Chris Patrick is the Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice. Based in Dallas, he advises CEOs and boards on recruitment,…

Rajiv Lulla

Rajiv Lulla

Dallas

Rajiv Lulla is passionate about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, along with rise of Industry 4.0, and enjoys harnessing…

Todd Hutchings

Todd Hutchings

Los Angeles, Palo Alto

Todd Hutchings, Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, has deep expertise in talent assessment and recruiting across the…

Guhan Selva

Guhan Selva

Los Angeles, Palo Alto

Based in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Guhan is active in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Technology and Consumer practices.

Scott Texeira

Scott Texeira

Palo Alto, Los Angeles

Based in Palo Alto, California, Scott Texeira is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology Practice. He has deep expertise in enterprise software, systems…

Jon Carter

Jon Carter

Palo Alto

Jon Carter guides recruitment for global technology and communications clients and has particular expertise in the semiconductor, systems…

Brian David

Brian David

San Francisco, Palo Alto

Brian David, based in San Francisco, works at the intersection of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications and Private Equity practices…

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie Spriet, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Executive Assessment and Development Practice and the Canadian Technology and…

Drew McFeetors

Drew McFeetors

Toronto, Calgary

Drew McFeetors, based in Toronto, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officer Practice in Canada and is an active member of the Financial Services and…

Alain Serhan

Alain Serhan

Montreal, New York, Toronto

Alain plays a key role in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity and Technology & Communications practices and coleads the firm’s global Digital Health…

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

Based in London, Fiona Packman leads Egon Zehnder’s Professional Services Practice there.

Thought Leadership on Software, Systems and Services

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Looking Back on MWC 2017: Telcos Brace for a Hyperconnected Future

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Technology Officers

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