Global Head, Organization & Talent Strategies, Board & CEO Practice, Senior Partner

Elise Schroeter works at the most senior levels of leadership as an advisor to clients on talent and organizational strategies, as well as on leadership effectiveness within the Board and CEO practice at Korn Ferry. She is based in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Ms. Schroeter has delivered specialized solutions in human capital and program management to signature organizations that span banking, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, health care, logistics and transportation, media, consumer goods, higher education, and the utilities and services sectors around the world.

Elise Schroeter offers a deep understanding of how the domains of change management, organizational communications, performance management, leadership development, and employee engagement powerfully intersect. Experienced with business leaders, senior level decision-makers and strategic partners, she is skilled in critical problem-solving, and developing and expanding relationships to achieve exceptional results. Agile and resilient, she excels in uncovering market opportunity and leveraging resources to produce consistent bottom-line impact.

Previously with a distinguished global advisory firm, Ms. Schroeter led a major performance alignment project for the largest sales force expansion in U.S. pharma history, engaging and energizing thousands of sales professionals. She has led large-scale multi-million-dollar M&A initiatives through change management, functional transformation, and the design and launch of total rewards programs, products and organizational communications.

Schroeter is valued by colleagues and clients alike for her conceptual and analytical thinking combined with business acumen, international fluency, and a keen focus on creating value and competitive advantage. She is described as a bold operator and big thinker, passionately client and people-oriented promoting the wellbeing of her teams, and as a consummate collaborator enabling shared success.

Fluent in German, French and English, she often is asked to share her global perspective on people issues such as women in leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion and organizational excellence, having served as a speaker and author for events and publications on these topics.

Schroeter earned her MBA from Temple University with a concentration in international business and human resources. She holds a Master’s Certificate in European economics from the Europa Institute at the University of Saarland in Germany and graduated from the University of Benin’s School of Business in Nigeria with a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics. Schroeter served on the Willis Towers Watson Canada Board from 2016-2019 and is currently a Member of the HR Committee of the Board of the Foundation of the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal.