Egon Zehnder Adds Financial Services Specialist In Chicago

July 20, 2016 – Executive search and leadership solutions provider Egon Zehnder has added Donald Chae to its Chicago office as an executive recruitment and board search consultant.

Mr. Chae focuses primarily on financial services, where his experience spans wealth management, asset management, retail banking, risk management and financial technology. He will also be active in the firm’s professional services and public sector practices. In addition to executive and board search, he provides management assessment and leadership development services to clients.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Mr. Chae managed complex strategy, growth, and change initiatives in both executive and consulting roles. As a senior vice president at Northern Trust, he managed the corporation’s $400 million annual IT capital expenditures and led the enterprise PMO orchestrating its middle and back office transformation.

He also designed and led a successful $290 million profit improvement program at Northern Trust. Previously, Mr. Chae was a principal at Boston Consulting Group supporting strategy and growth efforts in a range of industries, including financial services, industrial, and consumer. He was also vice president for strategic planning at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


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“Donald Chae brings distinctive and timely industry knowledge and valuable leadership insights that are certain to benefit a wide range of Egon Zehnder’s clients,” said Douglas Kush, leader of Egon Zehnder’s Chicago Office.

Egon Zehnder has recently made a handful of additions to its search staff.

Just recently, the firm named Justine Gordon as an executive recruitment consultant and talent strategy advisor in its New York office. She was most recently a managing director at AlpInvest, a Carlyle Group fund in New York, where she focused on secondary fund investments and direct co-investments in energy and infrastructure.

Egon Zehnder also added Lee Wrubel M.D. to its New York office as a member of the firm’s global health and private equity practices. Dr. Wrubel has been a venture capitalist for over 20 years, most recently as a general partner at Flare Capital (formerly known as Foundation Medical Partners), a healthcare technology venture capital firm he co-founded in 2001.

The firm also named private equity recruiter Arun Dhingra as head of the firm’s Dallas office. He assumed the role from Christopher Pfeiffer, who led the office over the past five years.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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