Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

consultant name

Ricardo Sunderland Egon Zehnder, San Francisco


Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco, focuses on the talent management needs of the financial services and technology sectors, with a particular focus on digital transformation, innovation and big data. Ricardo advises leading corporations on board succession and board performance, and conducts executive search across the technology and operations spaces as well as in innovation and the marketing function. He provides a range of leadership development services including management appraisals and executive coaching.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ricardo was Regional Managing Director in the Financial Services practice at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting). Ricardo earlier held various management roles for Citigroup, including Senior Vice President of Citi’s Global Consumer e-commerce business. Ricardo’s early banking career at Citi Global Consumer centered on financial performance (CFO), risk management, including experience in various consumer payments products.

Ricardo earned a BS in Finance & Marketing from Iberoamericana University, and an MBA from the IPADE University. He serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area.

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.

Making the Future Now — How Financial Services Firms Can Adapt to a Customer-Centric World

Challenged by quick-moving rivals from outside the industry, traditional financial services institutions are looking to remake themselves to meet the expectations of customers who want service that is intuitive, customized and on demand. To find the digital leaders they need to pilot that shift, financial services institutions need to follow these ten best practices.

Advisory Boards Create Fast Track for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the defining challenge facing industries such as banking and retail. But the board of directors and the executive committee of companies undergoing such change must remember that they cannot transform their organization on their own.

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consultant name

Ricardo Sunderland Egon Zehnder, San Francisco