About Us

Delivering results through precise, value-driven business transformations with a talent edge.

When change hits, value shifts and money moves to follow the value. But people in organizations can’t move as fast. They are stuck and disconnected. Stuck in hierarchies or with old ways of thinking, and disconnected from the value. Our founders and partners have spent decades working inside the C-Suite at large, global organizations and private equity firms. We leverage this knowledge and experience to rapidly unlock value to generate measurable results.

We build long-term capabilities to allow the work to carry on. We use cutting-edge tools that put actionable insights into the hands of business leaders across the globe to improve a company’s returns, mitigate execution risk and minimize disruption.

Our Values

  • Everything we do is connected to value.
  • We perform the fewest things possible to generate the greatest impact, in time.
  • We love to be creative – bringing a beginner’s mind, imagination, and design to the world of talent.
  • We come from an experienced practitioner’s point of view.
  • Intuition is no longer enough; we focus on evidence.


Solutions And Expertise


News Briefings

How CEOs Can Help New CHROs Succeed

You hired a chief human resources officer because you believe people are key to your company’s ability to perform for all its stakeholders. A new report from CEO.works’ Hein Knaapen asks what do you expect of your CHRO—and what should you do to help them? “Obviously, you didn’t hire them to deal with mundane administrative

Keys to Executive Onboarding at Private Equity Firms

Onboarding plans tend to be generic—and an afterthought. Rarely do they consider the specific context in which a person must do their work and deliver the results expected of them, says a new report from Bill Allen, managing partner of CEO.works. “In private equity, I believe that is a mistake,” said Mr. Allen. “All too often, PE

How to Become a Successful CHRO

The prevailing characteristic of many successful HR leaders is care. To be precise, care for people. “However, I have the scars on my back to show that a caring nature has to be balanced with rigor if you are to be effective as a new CHRO,” says a new report from Hein Knaapen, managing partner

Changing the Focus in Succession Planning

What holds true for traditional talent management, in general, holds true for succession planning in particular. Both suffer from the same flaw: a focus on supply rather than demand, according to a new report from Hein Knaapen, managing partner of CEO.works. “Talent management is about the uninterrupted availability of the right talent to drive continuous company performance; succession