Boyden Names Industrial Practice Leader

June 27, 2017 – Executive search firm Boyden has named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its new global industrial practice leader. He assumes the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years.

Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board member, is an accomplished search professional with more than 20 years experience in leadership consulting. He has built an in-depth client portfolio and currently manages leadership advisory projects for global organizations in the energy (oil and gas), manufacturing & fabrication and technology subsectors. He manages the search requirements for several Fortune 100 and 500 accounts in both Canada and the U.S.

Proven Track Record

“In his 10 years with Boyden, Robert has built an impressive practice in the U.S. and Canada, particularly with global-oriented growth companies,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “He brings considerable expertise to further expand our industrial practice with the full confidence of our global partners as a trusted client advisor.”

Mr. Travis said he is proud that Boyden’s global industrial practice has been a strong contributor to the firm’s year-over-year growth. “In close collaboration with our partners, I look forward to further enhancing Boyden’s global practice, developing our subsectors, and expanding our footprint in key client markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific,” he said.

Boyden’s global industrial practice searches include automotive, energy / mining, infrastructure & transportation and manufacturing. Its functional expertise includes boards, CEO, CFO, COO, head of HR, chief digital officers, supply chain and IoT-savvy senior executives. The practice also provides global executive assessment, succession planning and talent development.

Expansion Plans

Boyden has recently expanded across several global regions:

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe.

Recently, the firm named Cornelia Tänzler as leader of its global consumer and retail practice. Ms. Tänzler, who is managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, brings extensive experience in the sector across Europe. She has built a prestigious client portfolio with many C-level and board searches having now been completed.

Boyden also expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has also joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Its new Australia team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and an associate and administrative team.

Boyden also opened a new office in Kyiv, Ukraine in an effort to strengthen its presence in Central and Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. Boyden Ukraine is led by managing partner Alexey Dolgikh, a talent and leadership solutions advisor in the region. The new Ukraine team of seven professionals also includes principals Alina Litvinova and Oleksiy Rudyk.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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