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Having an effective board also means making sure that internal practices are at the level that they should be. We offer numerous board consulting services, ranging from compensation analyses to talent development strategies to diversity and inclusion solutions. We aim to not only enhance your board but to make sure it uses best industry and other practices. And because of our vast network around the world, we also offer access to many events and workshops, allowing you to convene with like-minded leaders to gather insight and share intelligence. Our goal — like yours — is to develop the best board leadership possible.

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Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Global Lead

Ashley Summerfield leads Egon Zehnder’s global Board Consulting Practice. He is a trusted advisor to scores of prestigious clients around the world…

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

Lisa Blais leads Egon Zehnder’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston Office, led the North American…

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Laurén serves as Managing Partner in Washington D.C. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice.

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York

Al Prieto leads Egon Zehnder’s New York office, coordinating the engagements of a consulting team that serves clients throughout New York.

Alan Hilliker

Alan Hilliker

New York

Alan Hilliker, based in New York, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Board Consulting and CEO practices.

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Global Lead for Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice, a leader in the Digital…

Anne-Claire Monod

Anne-Claire Monod

New York

Anne-Claire Monod is a sought-out advisor to industrial businesses who has developed trusted relationships with Fortune 500 corporations as well as…

Minh-Ha Nguyen

Minh-Ha Nguyen

New York

Minh-Ha Nguyen, based in New York, is active in the Consumer Practice and the Digital segment of the firm’s Technology and Communications Practice.

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is a Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office, focusing on tech and software companies as well as other sectors undergoing…

Arnaud Tesson

Arnaud Tesson

Boston, New York

Arnaud Tesson, based in Boston, leads Egon Zehnder’s U.S. Asset Management Practice and helps clients navigate that industry’s ongoing transformation.

Dick Patton

Dick Patton

Boston

Dick Patton leads Egon Zehnder’s global CEO Practice. He partners with clients on CEO succession, advisory, and search, in addition to providing board…

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Automotive and Mobility Practice.

Douglas Kush

Douglas Kush

Chicago

Douglas Kush, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Chicago, advises medical technology and health-care services. He has particular expertise with…

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Chicago, Washington, D.C.

Simmi Singh is an expert on governance and leadership development, counseling investors, founders, and boards on governance matters, board…

Jennifer Pack McDill

Jennifer Pack McDill

Chicago

Jennifer Pack McDill, based in Chicago, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice.

A. Rory Finlay

A. Rory Finlay

Chicago

Angus (Rory) Finlay, based in Chicago, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Consumer Practice.

Thought Leadership on Board Consulting

Proxy Season: A Springboard for Diversity Discussion

Proxy Season: A Springboard for Diversity Discussion

Investors are continuing their push for board diversity in the 2019 proxy season that was set into motion two years ago. Drawing on the energy from events, such as BlackRock’s letter to CEOs, demanding meaningful change in board composition, more investors are becoming vocal and more definitive about what constitutes boardroom diversity.

Think Like An Activist

Think Like An Activist

Activist proposals have long been viewed as something to resist, even fear, but a new strain of thinking has become part of the debate. Boards are now looking at activist themes to inspire their own actions – as both an offense and defense strategy.

HR Dive  – Study: Interpersonal Tasks Challenge CEOs More than Business Tasks

HR Dive – Study: Interpersonal Tasks Challenge CEOs More than Business Tasks

According to an Egon Zehnder survey of 402 CEOs from 11 countries, 68% of company chiefs said that they weren't fully prepared for their role as CEO. As new CEOs adjust to their roles, HR leaders can educate them on the value of human capital management (HCM) and how strategies for hiring, training and development, compensation and other HR functions line up with organizational goals.

Harvard Business Review – Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job

Harvard Business Review – Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job

CEOs are known for their confidence, but according to a. Egon Zehnder survey of 402 CEOs from 11 countries, while many did feel ready for the strategic and business aspects of their roles, they felt much less prepared for the personal and interpersonal components of leadership, which are just as critical to success.

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