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Richard Stark, based in London, is a trusted advisor to global companies on talent strategy and succession planning. He primarily works with public companies, family businesses, and private-equity-backed clients in consumer goods and professional services, recruiting CEOs and C-level general managers and marketing and supply-chain executives. Richard is a member of the leadership team of Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice and is also active in the firm’s Services, Supply Chain, and Executive Assessment and Development practices.

I love supporting people as they improve themselves and their organizations to realize their potential. Adding value and helping clients and candidates learn about themselves and their teams energizes me.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Richard was VP, Corporate Development, at Allied Domecq plc. Previously, he was a Principal and Leader of the UK Corporate Development Practice at Boston Consulting Group. During his time there, he played a key role in several major postmerger integration projects, including LloydsTSB, Polygram Universal, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Richard earned his MA and MEng in manufacturing engineering from the University of Cambridge and his MBA from Harvard Business School. When not working, Richard loves cooking for friends and family and enjoys cars and tennis.

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Emerging Markets Business – A Family Affair

Emerging Markets Business – A Family Affair

In Emerging Markets Business, Egon Zehnder’s Sonny Iqbal and Richard Stark offered their perspective on one family business, Paraíso Verde, which was founded in… Read more

Adding Independent Directors to the Board of a Family Business

Adding Independent Directors to the Board of a Family Business

As family businesses evolve from small enterprises to large, complex operations, many of them intuitively understand that they must add non-family members to the… Read more

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