He has recruited some of the most successful CEOs in American business, including companies such as TYCO International, 3M and American Standard.
As a board recruiter, Mr. Carey has built new boards from scratch ranging from Covidien Health Care and TYCO International, to EMBARQ, TYCO Electronics, DELPHI and Visteon. He has also built boards for IPOs including Goldman Sachs and Ameritrade. During the past 20 years, Mr. Carey has recruited hundreds of some of the most preeminent directors for Fortune 500 companies across the United States.
He has authored three books, published dozens of articles, and is a frequent contributor and writer for the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and McKinsey Quarterly on CEO succession, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Carey’s board affiliations include Composite Technologies Corporation, a cable company; NextGenTV, a media company; Airclic; a software solutions company; and ScanLife, a digital bar code scanning company. He formerly served as a director of Closure Medical, a medical device company which was sold to Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Carey is the founder of G100, the Lead Director Academy and the CEO Academy, and the co-founder of the Directors Institute at The Wharton School, the Prium, the CHRO Board Academy, and the CFO Board Academy. He also serves as on the advisory board of BoardRoomIQ.com.
He holds a doctor of philosophy degree, with a focus on finance and administration, from the University of Maryland, and is a former post doctoral fellow at Harvard University.
Mr. Carey swam the English Channel in 1980, and is on the Board of the Swimming Hall of Fame.