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Boards today face more complex challenges than ever. They must balance many issues, from shareholder activism to cybersecurity, and compliance issues to diversity and innovation. As such, finding the appropriate candidates with the right qualifications who represent your company’s values is essential to the wellbeing of any business.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach to Board Recruitment

With more than 50 years of experience in executive search, Egon Zehnder’s team knows what it takes to put together an effective board director hiring strategy. We also know that no one person has all the different types of expertise a modern business needs, which is why recruiting a board which represents a diverse set of perspectives and backgrounds is more critical than ever.

Our clients—who include many of the most prestigious and innovative organizations in the world—trust us to find the right fit, wherever that search may take us. Egon Zehnder’s board recruitment process is also deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and feel passionate about bringing the value of multiple views and differences into the boardroom. Our global network of consultants is committed to finding not just the obvious candidates but those who are less known. As a result, we can match your business to deeply qualified leaders who are armed with the skills to handle today’s biggest business issues.

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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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

Ian Bolin, based in Atlanta, leads Egon Zehnder’s North American Automotive and Mobility Practice. He is a trusted advisor to clients across the globe…

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. She is a trusted advisor to clients…

Hinesh Patel

Hinesh Patel

Chicago

Hinesh Patel, a senior-consultant based in Chicago, is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in…

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee…

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