Shawna Carter, based in Toronto, is a trusted advisor to clients on executive search, assessment, and development; she works closely with CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, CMOs, investment professionals, and their teams on their top talent priorities. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services practice, with a focus on asset management and private equity, as well as the Consumer practice.
When the right organization and leader find each other, together they make magic; where we help that happen, our potential impact is immeasurable.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Shawna was Managing Director, Membership for the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), an industry group for the world’s leading private equity investors; she was responsible for cultivating relationships with pre-eminent global investors and building a deep understanding of their industry priorities. Before that, Shawna spent more than 10 years as a consultant with the Monitor Group, advising clients across Europe, Africa, and North America on growth and customer strategies.
Shawna earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University in Kingston, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is also a certified sommelier, with credentials from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. Outside of work, Shawna enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and their tight-knit extended family.