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Calvin Yee

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Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Head, Global Media, & Entertainment, a leader in the Sports & Digital Practice and serves clients in the luxury and consumer space. He is active in the CEO and Board Practices. His clients include established companies with a genuine appetite for transformation and “disrupters” that innovate and change consumer behavior. A certified executive coach and member of the firm’s U.S. Diversity and Inclusion Council, he also conducts management appraisals and advises clients on organizational effectiveness, team effectiveness, and leadership development.

I love being a guide in the discovery process, a sounding board for decisions, a partner in achieving goals, a motivator, and a wakeup call when needed.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Calvin held leadership roles at several consulting firms, where he helped senior leaders and their teams drive organizational change. He began his career in civil rights enforcement & community relations. He has invested in, advised, and served on the boards of small to midsize early-stage companies in growth sectors.

Calvin earned a BA and a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. As the father of a young boy, he is passionate about educational reform.

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Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Business Insider – Meet 9 Top Recruiters in Media to Know Right Now

Layoffs have spread across the media landscape in 2020, as consolidation cut the number of positions available and the pandemic forced struggling companies to… Read more

Before “Mobile First,” Get your Digital Core in Place

Before “Mobile First,” Get your Digital Core in Place

There is a big push among traditional media companies to be “mobile first.” But before reaching that milestone, a company has to be fairly… Read more

Helping Millenials Plan for the Future or RoboAdvisor Start-ups Looking for Validation?

Helping Millenials Plan for the Future or RoboAdvisor Start-ups Looking for Validation?

On Thursday night, a friend of the Firm rang me for advice on taking an offer to become the CMO of a promising fintech… Read more

Who is Doing it Right in US Media?

Who is Doing it Right in US Media?

I work at a reasonably global firm. On occasion, my overseas colleagues call and ask, “Can you help get our client up to speed… Read more

Dispatch from the Near Future: Thoughts on CES 2016

Dispatch from the Near Future: Thoughts on CES 2016

A good way to start debate in the consumer technology world is to ask if CES is still relevant. There is a vocal cohort… Read more

Who are the New Monetization Leaders of Tomorrow—Especially Given the Current Headwinds in Adtech?

Who are the New Monetization Leaders of Tomorrow—Especially Given the Current Headwinds in Adtech?

The new leaders in monetization frankly don’t care what is happening in adtech. If you are really worried about adtech’s affect on your business… Read more

Perspectives from Egon Zehnder’s Fall Diversity Council Dinner

Perspectives from Egon Zehnder’s Fall Diversity Council Dinner

The Egon Zehnder Fall 2014 Diversity Council Dinner assembled a group of diversity leaders from the world’s largest and most important companies. Read more

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