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Board Director Hiring

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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Board Director Hiring Consultants

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… Read more

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

Lisa Blais serves on Egon Zehnder’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s US Board Practice. She also recently served as Managing Partner of the… Read more

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. Read more

Al Prieto

Al Prieto

New York, Miami

Al is based in our New York and Miami offices and leads CEO succession and board advisory engagements for companies across a broad range of industry… Read more

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… Read more

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private… Read more

Lena Triantogiannis

Lena Triantogiannis

New York

Lena Triantogiannis co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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… Read more

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite, based in Boston, leads the Firm’s North America Software practice. Read more

Ian Bolin

Ian Bolin

Atlanta

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

Edilson Camara

Edilson Camara

Chicago, Toronto

Based in Chicago, Edilson Camara is Egon Zehnder’s Chief Executive Officer. Drawing on his deep experience in natural resources and heavy industry… Read more

Karl Alleman

Karl Alleman

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Karl Alleman is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Executive Committee and recently led the firm’s US Practice. Read more

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… Read more

Douglas Kush

Douglas Kush

Chicago

Doug Kush is a Partner in the Chicago office of Egon Zehnder. While at Egon Zehnder, he has held multiple leadership roles including Global Head of… Read more


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Italian NEDs Need to Focus Boards on Medium-Term Strategies, Despite COVID-19

Highlights from a digital gathering for Non-Executive Directors in Italy, hosted by Egon Zehnder. Read more

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part Two

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part Two

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Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part One

Accelerating Focus on Culture and Talent in the Boardroom - Part One

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Get On Board: The Latino Impact

Get On Board: The Latino Impact

To showcase top Latina and Latino talent, LCDA and Egon Zehnder co-launched a video series featuring nine distinguished Latino and Latina board directors. Read more

Get on Board: The Latina Impact

Get on Board: The Latina Impact

Women are gaining board seats, but Latinas are left out. We’ve got an action plan to change that. Read more

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How to Prepare for the Unexpected as Board Director - Podcast

Listen to this podcast and discover how to be a champion of board effectiveness. Read more

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Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Surviving—and Thriving—on a Private Equity Board

Joining a private equity board has its upsides, but it’s not for everyone: this type of board service also carries plenty of risk. What… Read more

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Bloomberg – Need Female Board Members? Chile's Government Has a List for You

Some corporate executives made such a fuss about not being able to find enough women to diversify their boardrooms that the Chilean government came… Read more

The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

The Better Question – How Can More Women Become Architects of the Digital World?

Despite digital as a concept being gender-agnostic, the workforce that sits behind the design and execution, and implementation, has a bias toward men. Read more

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.… Read more

Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity

Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity

Over the past year, several sizable pension funds and proxy advisory firms have taken a more aggressive stance on gender diversity in the boardroom,… Read more

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