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Douglas Kush, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Chicago, advises medical technology and health-care services. He has particular expertise with industries undergoing rapid change and evolution. He is active in the firm’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice and advises on CEO and board succession and talent for multinational conglomerates as well as early stage startups.

My years in this profession have taught me that people can change and grow in unexpected ways. Starting each conversation without preconceptions makes you a better coach and executive.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Doug was a Senior Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he developed growth strategies for medical technology, health-care services, and consumer goods companies. Before joining BCG, Doug was a Commissioned Submarine Officer with the United States Navy for 10 years. He served two tours of duty on submarines and was an instructor of naval science and history at the Carnegie Mellon Naval ROTC unit.

Doug has a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he majored in physics and economics and graduated with distinction. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, where he also graduated with distinction. Doug is the author of a study of best practices in medical technology research and development and is a functional expert in pricing. He is certified in the Hogan Developmental Survey and 16PF psychometric analysis. When not working, he enjoys boating, golfing, and running with his extended family. He and his wife are active in children’s charities, and he is on the board of Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit serving low-income and homeless children.

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