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We are experienced, successful professionals who have built and sold businesses, and led significant
growth and transition. We have learned from our own board experience and senior management careers and from the CEOs, senior executives and boards we’ve advised for over twenty-five years.
Marylee O’Neill works with CEOs as they anticipate and lead transformation and transition in implementing strategy. Recent client work includes assisting CEOs in the insurance, energy and financial sectors to increase capacity and capability and deliver on growth strategies. Marylee has also undertaken board governance reviews, CEO playbook development, and CEO and board succession.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE PARTNER
Stephanie Merrin applies evidence-based analysis to understand the strengths and challenges faced by organizations and leaders. She is practical and action-oriented, with an ability to engage front-line managers as well as senior executives. Recent projects involve C-suite competency assessment, organizational design, and strategy execution.
Dr. Vandana Vaidyanathan provides research expertise and consultation in the areas of board effectiveness, organizational transformation, leadership development, and individual and team assessment. Recent projects include board governance and effectiveness reviews, CEO succession, organizational transformation to support strategy implementation, and executive leadership assessment.
Dr. Janice Simpson helps leaders become more strategic communicators and build their organization’s communication capacity. She works with executives to clarify their leadership story, finding authentic language that will resonate with diverse constituencies and inspire action. An accomplished writer with global business experience in multiple sectors, she has also co-authored books and reports on a wide variety of topics.
Richard Ellis is a certified Executive Coach, brand strategist and communications expert. He works closely with executive teams to help unlock individual and group potential. Richard’s distinctive approach includes a focus on reputation management, leadership development, executive presence, and presentation skills training. He is an experienced issues management specialist and brings a unique global business experience and cultural awareness to his work. Richard is President of the Ellis Strategy Group.
With 20 years of consulting experience across multiple sectors in the UK and internationally, Steve Kelly combines deep analytical rigor with collaborative content development to address client’s unique organizational challenges. Based in London, UK, Steve brings this experience and insight to CEO and executive succession assignments along with his work in governance and organizational effectiveness. He is the owner and lead partner of C4 Organisation Consulting.