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Josh Solera is based in Houston and leads Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice in the US as well as the Transport & Logistics and Aviation segments. He also works extensively in the Supply Chain & Operations, and Private Equity Practices. Josh conducts executive and board search as well as management appraisals and supports the accelerated integration of transitioning executives.

I cherish the opportunity to help clients and individuals achieve things they didn’t think were possible.

Before joining Egon Zehnder’s team, Josh was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, where he led numerous projects in the global transport and private equity sectors, with a particular focus on airlines and freight rail. His assignments there included strategy, commercial improvement, organization design, and renewal. Josh also served on McKinsey’s internal Values Task Force. He started his career at the Parthenon Group, a leading boutique management consulting firm, where he advised clients on strategy and private equity acquisitions.

Josh earned an AB in history and French from Duke University and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is married with two young children, and his extended family plays an important role in his life. Josh is active around Houston as a member of the Advisory Board of the Hermann Park Conservancy, a volunteer at his son’s school and an avid fan of the Houston Astros. He is passionate about exploring cities and running in marathons.

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Hydrogen Talent Rising

Hydrogen Talent Rising

The coming talent battle over the energy transition’s oldest new technology. Read more

The World – Airline Industry Deadline Looms

The World – Airline Industry Deadline Looms

Airline revenues are down 80% and Marco Werman, host of the public radio show The World, hasn’t been on a plane himself in months Read more

The Future of Airline Travel

The Future of Airline Travel

Egon Zehnder’s Josh Solera talks with Marco Werman on NPR about the type of leadership the airline industry needs to inspire confidence in employees… Read more

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

Overcoming Turbulence: How the Aviation Industry Can Soar

What are the biggest challenges facing aviation executives? We asked 30 experts across the industry, from airline carriers to travel tech companies, to find… Read more

CERAWeek

CERAWeek

Egon Zehnder has partnered with CERAWeek since 2015, convening an annual CEO Breakfast Panel that brings together top energy decision-makers from around the world… Read more

Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

Beware PE Sponsors: Your Portfolio Company CFOs Will Start Referencing You

The role of CFO in PE-backed companies continues to evolve from accountant to business leader. A group of PE CFOs joined to discuss the… Read more

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

CERAWeek 2018 Leadership and Innovation

Discussion Highlights from Egon Zehnder’s 7th Annual CEO Breakfast at CERAWeek 2018. Read more

CERAWeek 2017

CERAWeek 2017

An impending market rebound has many feeling cautiously optimistic, but the extended cycle of the current downturn – now being characterized as “lower for… Read more

The Next Airline Downturn – How to Survive

The Next Airline Downturn – How to Survive

Airline profits are flying high, thanks to healthy load factors, low fuel prices, and capacity discipline. But there’s another downturn ahead, and airlines must… Read more

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