Change is all around us, so don’t play catch-up. Get ahead. Knowledge is power, and with the right advisors, you will find the right answers.
In a rapidly changing business environment, it’s crucial to pursue new opportunities for your business to thrive. But do you have the right teams in the right markets? Do they complement each other? Can they up-skill for future opportunities?
The process of decoding a combination of personality, adaptability, corporate culture, business models and other variables is highly nuanced. It requires keen discernment of both quantitative, ‘hard’ qualities, such skills and experience, and less tangible ‘soft’ qualities, for example an entrepreneurial mind-set or ability to inspire others.
Organisations need tools, techniques and guidance to navigate the factors that impact a leader’s potential for success. At Boyden, this is a major focus. We provide solutions that enable clients to attract, evaluate and develop successful leaders and teams. We help you to secure your future.
"Over 70 years ago, our founder Sydney Boyden said that the great variable in business is the quality of management. While true today, it is now more than that. The key differentiator for businesses that will flourish is how well matched their leadership teams are to opportunity."
—Trina Gordon, President & CEO, Boyden World Corporation
For this reason, Boyden’s services cover the spectrum of talent acquisition, development and alignment. Your leaders know your business, your industry and your culture. They are your most valuable assets, and with the right input, can ensure that your business prospers in the evolving commercial environment.
Boyden partners have the experience, industry access and gravitas to deliver exceptional results. They are search experts, professional advisors and personal mentors.
Gil Carrara is a business leader and specialist in executive search for the healthcare and life sciences sector. He works with clients to instate top executives and functional heads as well as key medical and scientific leaders. He also leverages his business acumen to help develop strategies, drive sustainable profits and expand market access with ingenuity and global collaboration.
Managing Partner Gary Kastenbaum has substantial background in a wide range of industries. His senior HR expertise gives him unique insight, which he leverages to deliver high-impact results for a diverse client roster. In particular, Gary has an exemplary track record in helping domestic and international organizations identify key talent and build effective leadership teams.
With decades of HR leadership experience, Diane Turek Pire is adept at aligning talent to strategy and culture in support of business goals and positioning human capital to achieve operational excellence. She has successfully built and managed high-performance global teams with a focus on engaging world-class talent, in addition to leading large-scale growth and transformation initiatives.
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.
With over 20 years’ experience in executive search, Dan Grassi has partnered with clients ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. His experience spans most aspects of digital media, interactive entertainment and consumer products. Dan joined Boyden in 2003 and quickly rose to prominence by fostering collaboration domestically and globally, including the creation of an annual training conference.
Alicia Hasell has 20 years’ experience creating value for her clients. She has recruited chief executives for mid-size and emerging-growth companies in various industries, including energy, retail and professional services. Her proactive, hands-on approach results in highly successful hires, and long-term client relationships. Each year, more than 85% of her searches are with repeat clients.
Richard McCallister is a seasoned search professional with 25 years’ experience, paired with a substantial background in management consulting. He is a member of the Board Services Practice Group. Richard partners with clients in a range of industries to recruit senior and C-level executives as well as Board Directors and Chairmen.
John McCrea derives his expertise not only from a 17-year career in executive search, but also from direct experience in the critical functional areas for which he recruits. Focusing primarily on C-level assignments, he approaches search with an intimate understanding of the requirements for successfully leading organizations, based on his extensive operational experience in various industries.
Bill Flannery recruits leaders in a range of industries, focusing primarily on the industrial sector. He has worked with clients, from startups to Fortune Global 500 companies, to place individuals in CEO, COO, CFO, CIO and other senior roles across functions. Internationally, this includes executives for the U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms and for the overseas subsidiaries of U.S. firms.
Rosalind Franklin leverages extensive training and experience in leadership and organizational development, and has earned a reputation as a trusted partner. She has worked with Fortune 500 executives and government agencies as well as tech incubators, startups and VC firms, providing the tools to enhance organizational strategies, strengthen leadership skills, and realize successful outcomes.
Karen Edwards has 25 years’ experience consulting with boards, CEOs and government on a range of strategic matters. She also draws on her own experience serving as a public company director, and as a C-level executive, to help clients build diverse, high-performing leadership teams and boards of directors. Her deep expertise in all areas of finance and banking is also a major asset to our clients.
An accomplished human capital strategist, Carla Palazio has worked with the boards and C-suites of major multinationals in the United States and Latin America her entire career. She possesses a keen understanding of the leadership needs of evolving global companies, and is widely known for her astute ability to evaluate and attract superior talent on behalf of her blue-chip clientele.
Rick Popp is a recognized authority on leadership and organization development. As a leadership consultant and HR executive and practitioner for over 30 years, he has provided thousands of people with the tools to reach and maintain peak performance. He works with clients in multiple industries, from startups to multinationals, to unleash the full potential of their teams and organizations.
Rick Wargo combines extensive executive search experience with a decades-long career in technology as an executive and entrepreneur. This background gives him an in-depth understanding of leadership demands and team dynamics in the hypercompetitive technology industry. He possesses exceptional ability to make nuanced, fact-based assessments of candidates for senior-level and director roles.
Whether advising a multinational or small, privately held firm, Katarina “Kat” Dempsey focuses on providing tailored client service and driving positive change. She is an expert in assessing talent and building teams, and proactive in devising talent solutions that support growth. Kat also has a remarkable ability to adapt the search process to client needs to ensure optimum outcomes.
Priska Urban is an accomplished executive search professional with a successful track record in North America and Europe. A trusted leadership consultant, she has worked with numerous international clients to build US leadership teams. Having worked in France, UK, Mexico and Germany, Priska has a multicultural, multilingual background that enables her to partner effectively with clients worldwide.
Ignacio Isusi is recognized for providing expert guidance to C-level executives and other leaders at the highest organizational levels. His consulting expertise is grounded in proven leadership development principles, yet practical and results-oriented. His specialty in ontological coaching, a methodology focused on behavioral and cultural transformation, for individuals, teams and organizations.
João Guedes Vaz is a highly regarded leadership and business transformation specialist focused on strategic change in fast-paced, highly competitive environments. With over twenty years as an executive in multi-cultural and multinational organisations, João has worked with some of the largest companies in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa across of a variety of sectors. Joao leads Portugal’s leadership consulting services and partners across the firm working with clients in developing high performing teams.
Katia Pina is an accomplished human capital and leadership consultant. She combines this experience with academic research and teaching on strategy and innovation, providing solutions that have an impact on leaders and organizations. Her leadership strategies, grounded in scientific and industry-led knowledge, have driven successful initiatives for multinational and multicultural organizations.