Dick Patton Assumes Global Helm while Rory Finlay Takes on US Practice Responsibilities
BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ -- Egon Zehnder, the world's leading privately-held executive search and talent management consultancy, today announced changes in the firm's Global Consumer Practice with Boston-based Dick Patton assuming leadership of the Global Practice, while Rory Finlay of Chicago takes over for Patton leading the US Consumer Practice. Both Patton and Finlay bring first hand consumer industry experience to these roles.
"We are witnessing the rapid transformation underway in consumer goods and services companies as global businesses and global brands respond in real-time to the dramatic impact technology and connectivity are having on how they go to market," stated Patton. He added, "Unlocking the right leadership through great talent to drive this transformative change is critical to sustainable and long-term success. The unique combination of our firm's extensive global footprint and our ability to operate as a single, unified team across geographies to bring the best talent to the mandate has helped us establish ourselves as a firm who consistently exceeds global expectations with our clients."
Patton noted, "Global connectivity is playing a more pivotal role across all functions from supply chain to product development. Global experience will therefore play an increasingly important role in the talent equation going forward. Leaders today need to drive business in a broader, more connected environment where the retail experience is on-demand and personal and where entertainment, especially music and sports are delivered and personalized across multiple platforms as they are happening. This requires a new type of nimble global architect –one who is both dynamic and multi-dimensional where managing daily metamorphosis is par for today's business."
The Global Consumer Practice focuses on executive level search and leadership succession planning, executive assessment and development, as well as board leadership globally. The Firm has Consumer centers of excellence across all major geographies including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
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