March 28, 2013 – Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and U.S.-based Genesis Advisers, a provider of leadership development and transition acceleration, have formed a global alliance to capitalize on their firms' existing expertise and develop innovative offerings in the burgeoning space of leadership transition and integration. The partnership combines Egon Zehnder's global reach and experience in executive search, leadership assessment and appraisal, and its growing talent transition and integration practice, with that of Genesis Advisers and its co-founder, Dr. Michael Watkins. Dr. Watkins is an acclaimed leadership expert, and author of the "on-boarding bible" The First 90 Days, the pre-eminent publication on leadership transitions. "We are excited to forge this alliance with Michael Watkins and Genesis Advisers," said Mark Byford, joint lead for Egon Zehnder's global innovation practice. "Together we look forward to expanding our offerings, and researching innovative solutions, building on the new standards we have set for enhancing the success of talented newly-appointed leaders." Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder has 400 consultants, operating from 66 offices in 40 countries.