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Michael Portland

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Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive development, and senior executive assessment. Based in Chicago, he specializes in leadership and board effectiveness, organizational design, and strategy. Mike works in numerous industry segments, with a particular focus on the industrial and process industry sectors. He is also active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development and Industrial practices.

I enjoy helping boards and organizations build their next generation of leaders.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mike was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Development Officer at RR Donnelley Inc. in Chicago. Previously, he held several executive leadership roles at Ashland Chemical Company. Earlier in his career, Mike was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, based in Cleveland and Amsterdam.

Mike has a BA in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College, a BE in engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of the executive committee and former Chair of the Board of the Associated Colleges of Illinois, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting academic success in higher education for high-need students.

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CEO Net Present Value

CEO Net Present Value

Before a company acquires an expensive new piece of capital equipment, the board will vigorously scrutinize assumptions, payback times and contribution to enterprise value… Read more

Driving Change and Building Value

Driving Change and Building Value

While many industrial companies in a business-to-business sales environment have identified superior strategic marketing capabilities as a critical long-term success factor, most are unable… Read more

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