He is nationally recognized for resolving our clients’ most sensitive, critical, and confidential leadership and governance challenges. He advises publicly traded companies and private equity concerns, globally. Over the past three decades, he has advised on CEO successions and has led the recruitment of CEOs for a wide range of clients as well as recruiting several hundred new board of directors and senior executive leaders. He has led numerous “sensitive matter” Board of Director examinations, recommending improvement in their governance practices.
Previously, he was a Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder, a leading global executive search and board of directors’ consultancy. During his tenure, he served as the Managing Partner of its New York and Atlanta practices as well as led its Service Sector Practice Group for the Americas. Earlier, he held senior strategic management and financial positions at Cox Cable Communications (Atlanta) and Tiger International (Atlanta and Los Angeles) with previous experience in financial roles at Occidental Petroleum and as a senior consultant at EY.
He has served as a board member and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Focus Brands, a leading restaurant group. Mr. Koblentz also served on the board of In Q Tel, the C.I.A.’s venture capital fund, as a board member for The National Association of Corporate Directors and as President of the Association of Corporate Growth in Atlanta.
Currently, he is the Chair of Emory University’s Center for Ethics and on the Board of Directors of the Chick-fil-A Bowl Foundation. He has served on the boards of The Carter Center, Junior Achievement, Atlanta’s High Museum, Central Atlanta Progress, The Latin American Association, and ZooAtlanta. He is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.
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