Board and CEO Services Case Studies
We have over four decades experience of partnering with the world’s boards, CEOs and executive teams. A small selection of our most recent achievements is provided below.
Fortune 50 company.
To help this global resources company strengthen its overall board performance, we conducted a review of capability gaps among the current board and recommended specific competencies to use when selecting new members. This has resulted in more targeted board member recruitment, as part of planned and ongoing strategic board renewal.
Passenger transport company.
We conducted a thorough board review on behalf of this FTSE 150 company, focusing on the role of the chairman, the overall competence of the board, and the board’s interaction with management. Our review resulted in several positive results, including ongoing coaching of the first-time chairman, recruitment of one new board member, and a proactive focus on improving the board’s understanding of strategic business issues.
Fortune 500 company.
This engineering and professional services firm had grown from $500 million to $10 billion in ten years. To support their growth from $10 billion to $20 billion by 2015, we created and implemented a succession-planning process for their CEO and top three candidates. We also helped them establish a leadership development and talent pipeline to keep pace with their growth demands.
Leading financial services firm.
When this Fortune 500 financial services company formed from a merger in June 2001, it also saw the merger of two boards and two management teams, and the layoff of 700 employees. As a result, the executive team was facing a number of challenges, including lack of trust and a low level of accountability for decision-making. Our solution was to deliver senior executive coaching and development for all 13 executive team members, while also coaching and assessing high-potential candidates and developing a profile for CEO succession. As a result, trust was measured to improve by 40% and the board of directors gave the CEO the highest possible rating for team leadership development.
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Vice President, Operations
Johannesburg, Kiev, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Nairobi, Almaty
Senior Client Partner, Logistics & Transportation Services, Public Private Partnerships
Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Global Technology Market, Asia Pacific
Senior Client Partner, Global Consumer Market Practice, EMEA Co-Lead Global Marketing Center of Excellence, Global Corporate Affairs Practice
Global Practice Head, Consumer and Commercial Financial Services, Senior Client Partner
Senior Client Partner, Global Energy/Industrial Practice, Leader, CleanTech/Renewable Energy/Sustainability
Principal, Global Industrial Practice, Energy, Financial Officers, Human Resources
Senior Client Partner, Global Co-Head of Risk & Compliance Center of Expertise
Futurestep Sector Leader, Chemicals and Process Manufacturing, Search North America
Senior Client Partner, Global Sector Leader, Healthcare Technology & Services
Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Global Board & CEO Services
San Francisco, Scottsdale
Paul Hsun-Ling Chou
Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice, Senior Client Partner
Futurestep Practice Leader, Finance and Accounting, Search North America
Managing Director Taipei, Senior Client Partner Shanghai, Co-Managing Partner Human Resources, APAC
Senior Client Partner Global Managing Director, Information Officers Practice
Regional Market Leader, Europe Middle East & Africa, Financial Officer Practice
Office Managing Partner, Global Sector Leader, Mining, Metals & Minerals
Vice Chairman and Co-Leader of Korn Ferry’s Board & CEO Services Practice
Dennis R. Baltzley, PhD
Senior Client Partner & Global Head of Leadership Development Solutions
John R. Collett
Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial, Energy, Investment Banking & Private Equity Practices
Futurestep Managing Consultant, Industry & Professional Services, United Kingdom
Global leader for CEO Succession and Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services
Atlanta, New York
Senior Client Partner and Solutions Leader Workforce Performance, Inclusion and Diversity Practice
Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial Markets, Automotive Leader, Asia Pacific
Chris Von Der Ahe
Senior Client Partner, Consumer Markets
Managing Director, Los Angeles