November 25, 2019 – Seasoned CEO and executive coach Endre Holen has joined executive recruitment firm The Miles Group/TMG as managing director. He has served as a top advisor to influential, industry-changing CEOs for more than 25 years.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Endre coming on – he brings tremendous experience working with top talent and a passion for helping executives make themselves and their companies better,” said Stephen Miles, CEO of TMG. “Endre’s energy and his process sync perfectly with our extremely high standards at TMG, and he will help us continue to scale our business.”
Mr. Holen previously led McKinsey & Company’s global technology, media and telecommunications practice. In that role, he advised numerous Fortune 1000 leadership teams through large cost, revenue, portfolio and performance transformations. His experience crossed all parts of a company’s value chain – from sourcing and supply chain to product strategy, development and engineering to sales and marketing to the broader strategy around growth.
Mr. Holen has been a regular advisor to Fortune 1000 boards throughout career on mergers and transformations, strategic rationale, synergies, value creation story, and integration process. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
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At TMG, Mr. Holen will work with clients around the world and across multiple industries – in technology, telecom and beyond. “I have often worked with CEOs and top teams in their time of greatest need or greatest opportunity, and this is where I have felt that my work has made a real difference,” said Mr. Holen. “I am thrilled to be doing this at TMG, which has world-class standards and a top-tier reputation of helping executives improve the leadership of their company, their team and themselves.”
TMG works with organizations to develop their top-level and emerging talent, coaching senior-level and high-potential executives for high performance. The firm also advises CEOs and boards on succession, executive transitions and talent optimization across the organization. Clients include companies ranging from the largest Fortune 50 global corporations to high-growth start-ups backed by VC firms and private equity. TMG is headquartered in New York City and operates globally.
Mr. Miles, who founded the firm in 2012, has more than 20 years of experience in assessment, executive coaching, top-level succession planning, organizational effectiveness and strategy consulting. He specializes in CEO succession and has partnered with numerous boards of global Fortune 500 companies to ensure that a successful leadership selection and transition occurs. Mr. Miles is a recognized expert on the role of the chief operating officer, and has consulted numerous companies on the establishment and the effectiveness of the position and supporting the transition from COO to effective CEO.
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