Boyden’s Board of Directors is a team of highly experienced leaders who are committed to the long-term growth and performance of the firm.
Our Board includes shareholders from each region of the firm who work closely with all of our Partners in delivering the highest levels of service and quality that our clients expect.
Meet the Board:
Jörg Kasten, a Managing Partner in Boyden’s Frankfurt office, has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, with a focus on cross-border searches in the technology, professional services and consumer products sectors. His global expertise has helped multinational clients secure successful placements for a range of leadership positions, particularly at the partner and top executive level.
Trina Gordon is a recognized leader in talent advisory and leadership solutions. Guiding our global organization, she works closely with the board, practices and partners to execute the firm's strategy, growth and client performance standards in alignment with long-term objectives. Trina also oversees the firm’s continuous development, with a commitment to promoting a client-centric focus.
William Farrell has been with Boyden for over 20 years and leads the Greater China Practice. In additional to financial services, his substantial search experience includes extensive exposure to manufacturing, shipping and logistics. He works closely with the Greater China team to recruit for CEO and other leadership roles across functional lines.
With over 20 years’ experience in executive search, Carita Lahti leads board and C-level searches, and conducts board and leadership review and development. She brings a flexible, creative mind-set to clients seeking transformational leaders who can motivate diverse teams to enhance business. Carita is also an active member of the Consumer & Retail, Industrial and CEO & Board Practices.
Brent Shervey has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, with expertise spanning board services and the energy, education, healthcare, government and not-for-profit sectors. With diverse functional expertise, including finance and HR, he has been instrumental in the placement of numerous senior leaders such as CEOs and Presidents, as well as highly capable board directors.
For over 15 years, Kristen Smit has been leading successful executive searches throughout Europe. She has built an extensive international network, and developed substantial expertise in the industrial and professional services sectors. Kristen specialises in cross-border assignments aimed at building international and multicultural teams that contribute high value and performance.
Robert Travis is a Managing Partner in both Canada and the US, and Global Leader of Boyden’s Industrial Practice. He focuses primarily on the manufacturing, fabrication, energy/energy services and technology sectors. A citizen of both Canada and the U.S., he is attuned to the subtle differences in leadership requirements in each country, specializing in serving clients with business interests in both the US and Canada.
Ken Werker brings broad expertise and seasoned leadership to the role of Partner. A graduate of Harvard and Cornell with a distinguished track record in executive roles, including CEO and Chief Operating Officer, Ken has a keen sense of the characteristics that comprise an effective leader. He leads senior-level searches throughout the region’s public and private sectors.