Based in New York, Claudia Pici-Morris is active in Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices. Her more than 20 years of consulting experience have made her a trusted advisor to large and small clients on CEO and board director recruitment, succession planning, and governance best practices, including board effectiveness reviews, board composition matrices, and risk assessments. Working across multiple industries with a particular focus on the consumer sector, Claudia also counsels clients on leadership and talent issues in activist, spinout, and IPO situations.
I am particularly interested in partnering with clients in long-term strategy and succession planning, or overcoming obstacles or crisis situations. Challenges make us rise to the occasion.
Before assuming a consultant role at Egon Zehnder, Claudia served as its Head of Research in the United States, coordinating the work of more than a hundred research analysts and associates. She has also been a contributing author to numerous studies, including the Egon Zehnder Global Board Index and the landmark paper “Gender Diversity on Boards: Breaking the Impasse.” Prior to joining the firm, Claudia held senior leadership and execution roles at a different executive search firm and at AT Kearney. She began her career in consulting and knowledge management at Booz Allen Hamilton, working with clients in the consumer, pharmaceutical, and chemical sectors.
Claudia earned a BA in philosophy from Fordham University and an MSc from Columbia University. In her private life, she enjoys boating and sailing, spending quality time with her adult children, and doing volunteer work on the board of the St. Elizabeth Pediatric Center. Claudia is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Society of Corporate Secretaries.