Ash Kolady focuses on CEO, CFO and Board searches for Industrial companies spanning automotive, aerospace, machinery, building materials and industrial services. He works closely with clients on C-Suite succession and Leadership Assessments, in addition to executive search. He is valued by clients for his deep industry knowledge and partners closely with public and PE backed companies as a trusted advisor for talent and leadership.
I believe in a better world through better leadership. My work gives me a unique window on how the best organizations attract and develop talent and what distinguishes outstanding leaders from the rest.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ash was the Chief Operating Officer of AZZ Inc., a publicly traded energy and infrastructure company. While that firm’s Vice President for Corporate Development, he was responsible for corporate strategy and led a number of successful acquisitions. Earlier, Ash served in various operational, marketing, and business development roles at Eaton Corporation. He launched his career at General Motors as an engineer.
Ash earned a BTech in mechanical engineering from the University of Kerala, in India, an MEng in operations research & industrial engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Michigan State University.