Greig Schneider


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Greig Schneider Egon Zehnder, Boston


Greig Schneider, based in Boston, is a trusted advisor in CEO and C-Suite succession planning, merger integration, and senior leadership development based on holistic appraisals of leaders’ competencies and potential. He works primarily in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice, which he has led globally, and in the firm’s Health Practice. Greig served as US Managing Partner from 2010 to 2016, and now serves on the Egon Zehnder Board of Directors.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Greig was Vice President of Strategy Consulting for the Foundation Strategy Group, formed by Harvard’s Michael Porter to provide strategy and implementation consulting to corporate and private foundations. Previously, Greig was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, based in New Jersey and London, serving a variety of clients in the life sciences and technology industries with a strong focus on organizational work, particularly merger integration. Greig began his career as an officer in the United States Navy, first flying SH-60 helicopters and then serving in the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, working on technology transfer issues.

Greig earned a BA (with distinction) from Cornell University, an MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. Greig is a partner in Social Venture Partners, which provides funding and consulting support to help small not-for-profits gain traction and grow.

News and Publications

Understanding How to Lead Innovation: A New Model for a Transforming World

It should not be controversial to say that all organizations must be capable of some degree of innovation.

Real Estate Manager – Effective Succession Planning: Get an Early Start and Use Data

Succession planning is often a case of too little too late, reports Elizabeth Blosfeld in Real Estate Manager. Egon Zehnder consultant Greg Schneider confirms that succession planning rarely gets enough attention.

Human Resource Executive - Why the medium matters in hiring evaluations

Evaluating candidates in person or on paper — a recent study conducted at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business highlighted the dilemma that recruiters and hiring managers often face.

Human Resource Magazine - Integration: Helping New Hires to Achieve Full Impact Fast

Firms tend to focus heavily on the pros and cons of hiring external candidates, but the post-hiring or onboarding process is equally important, reports HR magazine.

Dressed to resist

Greig Schneider explains how to make your business crisis-proof.

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In transition processes organizations have to handle more and more systemic challenges.

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consultant name

Greig Schneider Egon Zehnder, Boston