Boyden is headquartered in the United States, just outside of New York City, in Tarrytown, New York.
This is a group of highly dedicated people, focused on client solutions working in close partnership across a variety of disciplines from strategy to IT to professional development to marketing. The team works collaboratively across the firm with the Board, office partners and practice groups in developing programmes and initiatives to support growth globally.
Meet the Team:
Chad Hesters is an experienced global leader with a comprehensive background in executive search, business advisory and consulting. As CEO, he focuses on maintaining Boyden’s high standard of client service and its industry leadership, while developing and implementing strategies to further expand the firm’s global presence and enhance its capabilities across all lines of business.
Victor Escandón is a multifaceted corporate finance executive with cross-functional expertise and dexterity to balance strategy and execution. He is adept at navigating changing environments, and has led organizations through acquisitions, divestitures and other transformations. In addition to financial services, his strategic and operational capabilities extend to the consumer products industry.
Along with formidable technical expertise, Breck Armstrong brings vision, strategic thinking and leadership to the role of Chief Information Officer. He is continually on the leading edge of rapid developments in technology, across the digital landscape, ensuring that Boyden has the most effective tools to serve clients around the globe, and deliver on long-term business objectives.
Gary Pikul is a seasoned executive who has held senior leadership roles within global organizations. He provides the vision and direction to strengthen Boyden’s ability to respond with agility to the changing needs of clients and teams worldwide. His expertise in orchestrating business transformation and ability to engage with stakeholders further enable him to optimize opportunities and outcomes.
As a seasoned marketing and communications executive, Chris Swee sets the tone for all of Boyden’s marketing initiatives worldwide as the Global Chief Marketing Officer. Known for his roll-up-the-sleeves and hands-on approach, Chris leads the marketing team in developing a robust content marketing platform that promotes the Boyden brand globally while supporting individual office and partner efforts around the world.
Trina Gordon is a recognized leader in talent advisory and leadership solutions. During her tenure of more than 30 years with Boyden, she has worked closely with our board, practices and partners to support the firm’s strategy, growth and client performance standards. As President & CEO for more than 10 years, she presided over global growth and built a legacy of forward-thinking policies.
Joanna Goncalves drives global marketing strategy and initiatives aimed at elevating the Boyden brand and expanding growth worldwide. A multifaceted marketing executive, she works closely with Boyden practices and partners worldwide with vision and agility. Joanna is also dedicated to building on Boyden’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through global strategies, partnerships and campaigns.
As a strategist and innovator, Adam Susman brings a distinctive technological focus to Boyden’s global initiatives, leveraging digital solutions to improve client experiences and outcomes. He also works closely with our global industry and cross-sector practices to identify opportunities for evolving the organization. He excels at analysing complex challenges and conceptualizing novel approaches.
Agathi Agnello has a comprehensive background of more than 15 years in financial services with in-depth expertise in accounting and financial reporting. She is a trusted leader, known for her exceptional accuracy, efficiency, management and analytical skills. She is also remarkably resourceful in optimizing departmental processes and procedures to the benefit of our organization and our clients.
Dana Rutty has been a key contributor in a variety of administrative and marketing support roles since joining Boyden in 2006. Having a strong command of corporate governance, she is involved in a range of policy and legal matters, and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors. Dana has been promoted twice for her professionalism and adroit management skills.
Facundo Sallent combines in-depth knowledge of human resources, recruitment, and technologies such as data visualization and business intelligence tools, having a decade of experience in HR focused primarily on data analytics and metrics. He thrives on developing solutions to complex human capital challenges and enabling organizations to make informed, data-driven business and talent decisions.
Alicia Little has been with Boyden for nearly 25 years, serving as Executive Assistant to President & CEO, Trina Gordon, as well as our board for over a decade. In this time, she has amassed substantial expertise in executive search at the international level. Crucially, she is also well attuned to the firm’s search process, culture, and industry-leading standards of professional client service.