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We recognize that the selection of a CEO is the midpoint of a process, not the end. The Chief Executive role is unique, particularly in the current atmosphere of complexity and volatility. These uncertainties require a pragmatic and aligned view on the business and leadership requirements of the CEO, one that must be reviewed regularly over the course of a transition.

You can count on our collaboration in all aspects of a CEO succession journey, which should be an ongoing planning process to deliver a comprehensive and effective CEO transition, succession and onboarding protocol.

We partner with you to ensure that you have developed the best possible internal options for potential CEO successors, and we can confidentially benchmark their readiness.

This process builds a strong top team and creates support for the selected CEO. The CEO transition process also means working hand-in-hand with your board of directors to develop a clear, workable succession plan that aligns with their long-term goals and vision.


CEO Search Consultants

Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield

London

Global Lead

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

Lisa Blais

Lisa Blais

Boston

US Lead

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

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Watson is one of the co-founders of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, DC office and currently leads the firm’s Health Practice for the Americas… Read more

Olli Laurén

Olli Laurén

Washington, D.C.

Olli Lauren serves as a senior adviser in Washington DC. He is also a member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Machinery & Industrial Technology practice. Read more

Christoph Wollersheim

Christoph Wollersheim

Washington, D.C.

Christoph Wollersheim, based in Washington, D.C., supports clients as a member of Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice and Artificial Intelligence… Read more

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

New York

Peter Gallagher, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Chief Supply Chain Officer Practice for North America and is also a core member of our Health… Read more

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, co-leads Egon Zehnder's newly formed US CEO and Board Practice. 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

Justin Zale

Justin Zale

New York

Based in New York, Justin Zale co-leads Egon Zehnder’s real estate practice globally, and previously led the effort in North America. Read more

Benito Cachinero

Benito Cachinero

New York

Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, based in Philadelphia, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Solutions and Human Resources Practice Groups. Read more

Alyse Forcellina

Alyse Forcellina

New York

Alyse Forcellina is an experienced partner who has led Egon Zehnder’s US Health and Leadership Advisory Practices, and is also active in the firm’s… Read more

Kshitij Mohta

Kshitij Mohta

New York

Kshitij Mohta, based in New York, operates at the intersection of Health and private equity, working with both growth equity and large buy out firms… Read more

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

Based in New York, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive technology and digital transformation. He advises Boards… Read more

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… Read more

Marieke Witjes

Marieke Witjes

New York

Based in New York, Marieke Witjes is globally active across Egon Zehnder’s Services, Consumer, and Private Equity practice. Read more

Manuel Waenke

Manuel Waenke

New York

Based in New York City, Manuel Waenke advises companies and organizations on key leadership challenges and executive recruitment. Read more


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