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Executive Team Effectiveness

A CEO’s top team requires even more careful alignment than other executive teams, because of the outsize influence it wields over the rest of the firm. At this level, rivalries, competing priorities, and differing viewpoints can hamstring not only a team but an entire company. 

Because of our decades-long specialization in C-suite executives, we are particularly attuned to these relationships, as well as to the relationship of a top team with the board and the relationships of individuals with each other. Our own individual programs, such as the Executive Breakthrough Program, work in tandem with top-team projects to make sure that each member is able to flex and grow in a way that helps not only their own development but that of the team. 

Our personalized approach and global reach mean that we can offer you the very best partner for your top team. 


Executive Team Effectiveness Consultants

Bhawana Malhotra

Bhawana Malhotra

New York

Bhawana Malhotra, based in New York, is a core leader in our Global Healthcare Practice and also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Culture Practice. Read more

Sergio Della Zassa

Sergio Della Zassa

New York

Sergio Della Zassa is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice in New York. 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

Sarah Adler

Sarah Adler

New York

Sarah Adler, based in New York City, supports companies in the global consumer products sector as an active member of Egon Zehnder. Read more

Edward Young

Edward Young

Boston

Based in Boston, Ed Young is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial practice with a special focus on utilities, power, and renewables. Read more

Mark Stuart-Smith

Mark Stuart-Smith

Boston

Based in St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Chief Marketing & Sales, DE&I, and Leadership Advisory practices. Read more

Greig Schneider

Greig Schneider

Boston

Greig Schneider, based in Boston, was Egon Zehnder’s Managing Partner in the U.S. from 2010 to 2016 and served several years on the firm’s Board of… Read more

Michael Portland

Michael Portland

Chicago

Michael Portland is a member of Egon Zehnder’s CEO and Board Consulting practices and has deep expertise in CEO and C-suite succession, executive… Read more

Niranjana Rajagopal

Niranjana Rajagopal

Chicago

Based in Chicago, Niranjana Rajagopal serves clients as an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice and Leadership Advisory. Read more

Ed Camara

Ed Camara

Miami, Toronto

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

Ricardo Sunderland

Ricardo Sunderland

San Francisco

Ricardo Sunderland, based in San Francisco, is a Transformational Coach with Egon Zehnder. His life’s purpose is to help leaders connect to and manage… Read more

Vanessa Chehlawi

Vanessa Chehlawi

Toronto

Vanessa Chehlawi, based in Toronto, co-leads our Leadership Advisory Practice in Canada. She advises clients on solving leadership challenges and… Read more

Valerie Spriet

Valerie Spriet

Toronto

Valerie is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Global Leadership Advisory and Board practices.  Valerie has deep expertise in CEO succession… Read more

Marc Normandin

Marc Normandin

Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Marc Normandin, based in Montreal, draws on his international experience when advising companies on board succession, C-suite and executive… Read more

Issa Hassan

Issa Hassan

London

Based in London, Issa Hassan is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Practices. Read more

Sophie Hanson

Sophie Hanson

London

Based in London, Sophie Hanson has deep experience in CEO succession, C-suite and Board succession projects. Her focus is on the consumer sector with… Read more


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