Company Info: Boyden
Web site: www.boyden.com
Address: 1200 G St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005-6705
Advice: Lead with passion, ethically execute, prioritize the interests of legitimate stakeholders vs. some political agenda, and take the time to invest in and mentor the next generation of leaders.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Emotional intelligence, the ability to handle ambiguity and be effective at multitasking. One must have a penchant for mentoring others and have an execution orientation.
Sector specialization: Aerospace, defense, intelligence and security, government, transportation and infrastructure development, financial services and venture capital, management consulting
Job function specialization: C-suite, managing directors, presidents
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: The World Bank Group, The White Oak Group, KPMG Corporate Finance, U.S. Federal Government, including Intelligence Agencies, Government of Abu Dhabi
Favorite historical figure: Genghis Khan
Education: George Washington Univ., Graduate studies in International Commerce; Loyola College, BS, Business Administration, 1968
Employment history: Boyden Global Executive Search, Managing Director, 2001 to present; Horton International, Managing Director, 1998-2001; Columbia Consulting Group, Managing Director, 1994-98; Walter V. Connor International, Managing Director, 1990-94
Other interests: Biking, hiking, water sports; family (7 children, 10 grandchildren)
Professional/Membership Affiliations: Airports Council International, ASIS International, Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Assn., Institute of Management Consultants, International Assn. of Ports & Harbors, National Aeronautic Assn., National Assn. of Corporate Directors, National Defense Industrial Assn., National Eagle Scout Assn., Turnaround Management Assn.
Experience in executive search consulting: 21 years
High Profile Placement: Abu Dhabi Airports CEO, 2007
Other paths I might have pursued: I had an early military school upbringing and when in college, had a vision of being a career military officer. When that was not possible, I leaned toward being a psychologist.
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: The continued globalization of the world's economy will require leaders who are significantly better versed in transcultural issues. The globalization trend, which feeds M&A activity across broad geographic regions, subsequently influences the type of leadership that will be needed to succeed in the reality of a global village.