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Software, Systems and Services

Software drives the digital transformation of any company, but despite enabling revolutions in all manner of sectors, from manufacturing to retail, the industry itself is in the midst of rapid change. And while software firms are busy transforming themselves, the hardware and systems firms are also busy addressing the changing dynamics. All of this adds up to furious competition for talent and leadership, requiring software consultants who understand the sector’s changing landscape.

This has most noticeably manifested in a shift to cloud-based programs, which have created disruptive new business models, products, and go-to-market strategies. The increased presence of private equity in this space has unleashed a new wave of highly agile, innovative, and performance-driven ventures that are taking on the traditional industry pacesetters. Meanwhile, vertical-specific companies are getting into the game, converting their intellectual property into standalone software businesses.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach To Software Executive Search

Our executive search process for software services gives our clients an advantage in the marketplace, whether public, private, or private-equity-backed. Egon Zehnder’s team has a truly global reach with deep industry backgrounds, which help us provide leadership solutions across the entire C-suite.

The strength of our approach lies in helping clients find transformative Board Directors, CEOs, and General Managers who can lead those critical functions.

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Harshad Sardesai

Harshad Sardesai

Palo Alto

Global Lead

Harshad Sardesai, based in Palo Alto, leads the firm’s global Enterprise Tech Practice within Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice…

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…

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is a Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office, focusing on tech and software companies as well as other sectors undergoing…

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

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

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…

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…

Guhan Selva

Guhan Selva

Los Angeles, Palo Alto

Based in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Guhan leads Egon Zehnder’s US Digital segment of the firm’s Technology and Consumer practices.

Todd Hutchings

Todd Hutchings

Los Angeles, Palo Alto

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

Jon Carter

Jon Carter

Palo Alto

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

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…

Brian David

Brian David

San Francisco

Brian David leads the firm’s San Francisco office and works at the intersection of our 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…

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