Our People

Our global team of mentors have each spent a decade or more running complex, global organizations. Trained as coaches, The ExCo Group mentors bring their hard–won wisdom to leadership development. This combination brings an unparalleled level of experience to leadership development that helps clients generate insights and drive outcomes. Our team of Professionals drives our service offerings in support of all our client work. Like our mentors, they are experienced and deeply committed to our craft, customers, and clients. We continue to work with our European partners, Merryck & Co.

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Paul Block

Former CEO

Revlon International; Behrman Capital; AIG; Proteus Capital

Deborah Bothun

Former Partner, Media and Entertainment Practice


Leslie Bradshaw

Former President & COO

Jess3; COO- Made by Many

Howard Bubb

Former CEO

SARTA; Netronome; Ambric; VP of Intel

Cameron Byers

Former CEO

BP Energy Co. NA

Reji Cherian

CTO and Business Transformation Evangelist

Talavvy Business Catalysts LLP

Lenny Comma

Former Chairman & CEO

Jack in the Box Inc.

Lynn Crump-Caine

Former EVP

McDonald’s Corporation

Kathleen Dyer

Former CIO

Adventist HealthCare; Partner - Booz Allen Hamilton

Pamela Fields

Former CEO

Stetson Worldwide, Inc

Kenneth Freeman

Former CEO

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

Saar Gillai

Former CEO

Teridion; SVP/GM - Hewlett Packard Enterprises

Dave Goebel

Former CEO

Applebee’s International, Inc; Chairman of the Board - Jack In the Box

Bruce Gordon

Former SR. VP & CFO

Disney Interactive Media Group

Patrick Gournay

Former CEO

Arc International; The Body Shop International; Dannon USA

Mark Gumz

Former President and CEO

Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Kerry Hatch

Former President

American Express Small Business; Starwood Luxury Brands

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Chief Patient Officer

Pfizer, Inc.

Akira Hoshino

Former CEO

Century Medical Inc.

Andrew House

Former CEO

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Barbara Khouri

Former Deputy CEO And President (U.S.)


Tom Kilroy

Former EVP


Beth Krasna

Vice President of the Board

Symbiotics SA; President of the Board of Directors of Ethos Services SA and Xsensio SA

Denice Kronau

Former CFO, CEO, & Chief Diversity Officer

Siemens Shared Services; Siemens US; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics; Siemens AG

Anastassia Lauterbach

Former Senior Vice President

Europe Qualcomm

Joe Laymon

Former VP, HR & Corporate Services


Deborah Lee James

Former Secretary of The Air Force

United States Department of Defense

Nina Link

Former CEO

MPA – The Association of Magazine Media

Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann

Former CEO

Banamex USA; President – Citibank CA

Jim Mannebach

Former CEO

Norgren; VP of Financial - Emerson Electric

Jenny Ming

Former CEO

Charlotte Russe; President – Old Navy

Kathy Murphy

Former CEO

Corning Gilbert

George Napier

Former President/CEO

Wilson Sporting Goods Co.; Meridian Sports; RockShox; Benetton Sportsystem; Prince Sports

Rajesh Padmanabhan

Former CHRO

Capgemini, I-Gate & Vedanta Resources Plc; CEO, Talavvy Business Catalysts

Clark Pettit

Former President & CEO

Association of Business Information and Media Companies (ABM)

Richard Rankin

Former CEO

ACH Food Companies, Inc.

Laurel Richie

Former President

Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

Coretha Rushing

Former Chief People Officer

Equifax, Inc.; The Coca-Cola Company

Valerie Salembier

Former Chief Exec & Publisher

Hearst Corporation; Assistant Police Commissioner - NYPD

John Schuster


The Schuster Kane Alliance

Joan Shafer

Former Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Barrett Values Centre

Jean Spaulding

Former Board of Directors

Cardinal Health

Kevin Sharer

Former CEO


Ron Sugar

Former CEO

Northrop Grumman

Robby Swinnen

Former President & CEO

Intel Asia

Karen Vander Linde

Former Partner & Global Practice Leader


Kathy Waller

Former EVP & CFO

The Coca-Cola Company

Marty Wikstrom

Former CEO

Compagnie Financière Richemont SA - Fashion and Accessories Brands

Dawn Zier

Former CEO