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Brian Reinken

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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 particular specialization in retail, consumer technologies, private equity, and digital disruption. In his 18-year tenure with the firm, he has developed deep relationships with CEOs and directors of the world’s leading brands, guiding their CEO, C-suite, and board succession planning. Brian founded the Dallas office and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Managing Partner of the U.S. Practice from 2005 to 2010. He is an advocate for diversity and leads the firm’s Leaders & Daughters global event series, aimed at developing the next generation of female leaders.

I am blessed every day with the opportunity to have a significant impact on people’s lives and their aspirations – this could be a first time CEO, a successful founder transition, or a leader with a mission to change the world. My joy comes from making other people successful.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Brian was a Director with Compaq Computer (now HP), where he led the development of Compaq.com. Prior to that, he was a Senior Consultant with Gemini Consulting. He began his career with Amoco Corporation (now BP) in Chicago.

Brian earned a BA in finance from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the board of directors of SOS Children’s Villages USA, the largest organization devoted to the care of orphaned and abandoned children around the world. Brian loves spending time with his wife and seven children, three of whom are in college and one who was adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine. His passions include guitar, college football, and the Caribbean.

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Thought Leadership by Brian Reinken

Executive Assessment and Development
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Executive Assessment and Development

How do you equip an organization with the right leadership to sustain long-term growth? Brian Reinken and Bernhard Scholl in conversation with Dow Chemical… Read more

We All Play a Role: Taking Action to Make Our Daughters’ Dreams a Reality

We All Play a Role: Taking Action to Make Our Daughters’ Dreams a Reality

As a father, I have been blessed to see the world through the eyes of my two sons and three daughters, with my oldest… Read more

Interview with management thought leader Jim Collins

Interview with management thought leader Jim Collins

“If there is anything that will destroy resilience, then it is hope dashed and dashed again.” Read more

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