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Egon Zehnder and Genesis Advisers Forge Exclusive Global Alliance to Expand Innovative Leadership Integration Offerings

Egon Zehnder, the world’s leading privately-owned executive search and leadership consulting firm, and US-based Genesis Advisers, a recognized leader in leadership development and transition acceleration.

  • March 2013

LONDON (March 27, 2013) – Egon Zehnder, the world’s leading privately-owned executive search and leadership consulting firm, and US-based Genesis Advisers, a recognized leader in leadership development and transition acceleration, today announced a global alliance to capitalize on their firms’ existing expertise and develop innovative offerings in the burgeoning space of leadership transition and integration.

The partnership combines Egon Zehnder’s global reach and nearly 50 years of acumen in executive search, leadership assessment and appraisal, and its growing talent transition and integration practice, with that of Genesis Advisers and its co-founder, Dr. Michael Watkins. Dr. Watkins is an acclaimed leadership expert, and author of the “on-boarding bible”* The First 90 Days, the pre-eminent publication on leadership transitions, a tenth anniversary edition of which is being published this spring.

“We are excited to forge this alliance with Michael Watkins and Genesis Advisers,” noted Mark Byford, joint lead for Egon Zehnder’s global innovation practice. “Integrating successfully into a new role, especially at the highest levels of leadership, is more complex than ever today. Over the last few years, our practice has naturally gravitated beyond solely placing candidates, to helping our clients onboard them and integrate them successfully, thereby significantly increasing the value they can deliver in their role in the first year.” Byford added, “Together we look forward to expanding our offerings, and researching innovative solutions, building on the new standards we have set for enhancing the success of talented newly-appointed leaders.”

“We have found in Egon Zehnder an accomplished partner who is also passionate about strengthening a company’s ability to successfully integrate new leaders,” said Genesis Advisers CEO, Shawna Slack. “Together we will enable leaders and their organizations to accelerate integration, and ultimately scale this capability globally.”

The accelerated integration and leadership transition offerings of Egon Zehnder and Genesis Advisers will be offered across the 66 offices in 40 countries where Egon Zehnder operates.

About Egon Zehnder

Egon Zehnder is the world’s leading privately-owned executive search firm with more than 420 consultants in 66 offices across 40 countries. The firm provides senior-level executive search, director search, board consulting, management appraisal, executive talent management and executive leadership development services to many of the world’s most respected organizations. Egon Zehnder’s clients range from the largest corporations to emerging growth companies, government and regulatory bodies, and major educational and cultural organizations.

Egon Zehnder has conducted talent integration assignments globally for clients over the last five years across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Assignments span industry sectors including consumer, life sciences, industrial, technology and financial services. The majority of assignments touch board-level executive positions including chief executive officers, primarily external hires.

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About Genesis Advisers

Co-founded by leadership expert, Dr. Michael Watkins, Genesis Advisers is the exclusive provider of Watkins’s First 90 Days Transition Programs. Based on more than a decade of research and work with thousands of leaders in transition, The First 90 Days coaching, workshops and materials are continuously updated to include Dr. Watkins’s latest research. Genesis Advisers works with individuals and organizations to design an organization-wide transition framework to support all leaders through transitions onto new/changed roles. With operations around the globe, Genesis is a proud partner to some of the largest, most successful multinational companies in the world.

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For More Information Please Contact:

Egon Zehnder Americas and Asia
Hilary Crnkovich, Chicago
Mobile +1 312 848 4524

Egon Zehnder Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ulrike Krause, Düsseldorf
Phone +49 (0)211 55 02 85 0

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