May 27, 2015 – Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten, managing partner of Boyden Germany, to a two-year term as chairman. He succeeds Dr. Gerhard Raisig, who is a managing partner in Frankfurt. In addition, Finn Rants, managing partner of Boyden Denmark, was assigned to a first term as director. Kristen Smit, managing partner of Boyden France, and Brent Shervey, managing partner of Boyden Canada, were re-elected to new two-year terms as board members. The elections were held in Cartagena, Colombia during Boyden’s global partners meeting last week.
“The election of Jörg as our chairman is an outstanding choice for the future of Boyden,” said Trina Gordon, president and chief executive officer. “His impressive work in professional services and excellence in client service, combined with his distinguished global view, will be a powerful set of resources for our partners and clients.”
Mr. Kasten, who joined Boyden in 2009, has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, mostly serving clients in the professional services and technology industries.
“Boyden is growing as our clients are rethinking their senior management roles and talent strategies,” said Mr. Kasten. “Rapid globalization, technology, and changing markets have a strong influence on companies. Thus, I’ll be working closely with our board to drive our evolving strategy and anticipate key global market developments at a very early stage.”
Mr. Rants has played a leading role in expanding Boyden’s business in Denmark and is a member of the firm’s board services, consumer and industrial practices. Mr. Shervey focuses on talent acquisition for board directors, CEO, president and other senior executive roles in energy, education, government, healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Smit is a member of Boyden’s industrial and healthcare & life sciences practices, leading searches across Europe.
Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media