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Executive Search

We know the importance of appointing the right leader. Often, the right candidate may not be the obvious one. Our focus is on understanding your industry, your company, your team, and your specific situation, and each search engagement is customized to your objectives and needs.

We help you benchmark and develop potential internal candidates and we can connect you with the best external candidates in circumstances that often require a new perspective, such as the creation of a new position, the replacement of an incumbent or large-scale transformational changes.

No matter the challenges you face and or the opportunities that lie ahead for your business, we leverage our market insights from thousands of evaluations and assignments to bring you the talent you need.


Executive Search Consultants

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Kim Henderson, Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, previously led the firm’s Consumer Practice for the Americas. 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

YaoSong Chen

YaoSong Chen

Washington, D.C.

Yao Chen, based in Washington DC, advises automotive and machinery companies on C-suite succession and board consulting. Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal government. 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

Christina Ng

Christina Ng

Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Christina Ng is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice and Public & Social Sector Practice. A seasoned senior leader and… 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

Claude Shaw

Claude Shaw

New York Office Leader

Claude Shaw is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s New York office and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. Read more

Dani Aaron

Dani Aaron

New York

Dani Aaron, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Technology, and Communications practices. She is a valued advisor to clients… Read more

Smriti Vicari

Smriti Vicari

New York

Smriti Vicari leads Egon Zehnder’s North American fintech practice, and is also active in our broader financial services, Board and CFO practices. Read more

Ashley Ma

Ashley Ma

New York

Based in New York, Ashley Ma is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Technology and Communications Practices. Read more

Diana Fox

Diana Fox

New York

Diana Fox, based in New York, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chemical and Process Industries Practice with a specialization in chemicals, agribusiness… 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

Calvin Yee

Calvin Yee

New York, Los Angeles

Calvin Yee, based in New York and Los Angeles, is the Head, Global Media, & Entertainment, a leader in the Sports & Digital Practice and serves… Read more

Lee Wrubel, MD

Lee Wrubel, MD

New York

Lee Wrubel, based in New York, is Co-Lead of the Global Healthcare Research and Development Group and works broadly with organizations driving… Read more

Kenna Baudin

Kenna Baudin

New York

Based in New York, Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Head of Private Capital. She focuses on senior-level executives at private capital funds… Read more


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The Power of Purpose: How the Public Sector Is Winning in the Competition for High Potential Talent

The Power of Purpose: How the Public Sector Is Winning in the Competition for High Potential Talent

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From Adaptive to Progressive: Forward-Looking Pharma Services Leadership

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Our recent attendance at the CPhI: At the Heart of Pharma conference in Barcelona has left us deeply inspired and energized, certain that leadership… Read more

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Insights from 20 experienced operating partners and buy-out investors from various private equity funds from Shanghai and Hong Kong. Read more

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Connecting Purpose and Sustainability Across Sectors

Laurent-David Charbit highlights the power of a “zig zag” career building skills, capabilities and experiences that create a strong foundation. Read more

How to Create an Inclusive Executive Search Process that Promotes Diversity in the Boardroom

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Unlocking Leadership at Scale for Israeli Startups

Unlocking Leadership at Scale for Israeli Startups

Our insights with Israeli firms show three key areas for startup success: IPO-ready board, global executive attraction, and culture for expansion. Read more

The CFO Effect

The CFO Effect

Strong finance leadership plays a key role, not just as a guardian of processes, but also a driver of strategy and influence on culture. Read more

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