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Harshad Sardesai, based in Palo Alto, leads the firm’s global Software, Services, and Systems Practice within Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice group. In addition to regularly conducting CEO, board director, chief product officer, and chief revenue officer searches, he actively helps clients assess their executive teams and high-potential leaders and plan their succession and development.

Leadership isn’t just about operational or financial performance; it’s also about followership and a sense of purpose. I find joy in helping leaders bring such a holistic view of leadership to their professional and personal lives.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Harshad was the Vice President for U.S. Field Operations & Business Strategy at Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group, based in Palo Alto. Previously, he was a Client Partner at Infosys Technologies. Earlier, Harshad served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company advising enterprise software and supply chain clients on corporate and business unit strategy, business model transformation, global account optimization, and sales effectiveness.

Harshad earned a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Poona in India and an MS in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He regularly meditates, sometimes as often as twice a day, to stay focused, balanced, and energized.

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