Gary Hayes is a member of the firm’s Leadership and Succession Sector and provides insights on senior leadership talent for succession planning, board effectiveness, leadership assessment and development of individuals and executive teams. He helps companies identify, select and grow leaders who will thrive and helps mitigate the risk of leadership derailments. Gary is based in New York.
Prior to joining the firm, Gary was a managing partner at his own firm. He spent 25 years providing senior-level leadership advisory consulting to organizations ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations. His clients have included financial services corporations, legal, accounting, non-profit and health care firms as well as retail and consumer goods companies. He has worked with both management teams and boards of directors to create succession profiles and provide the identification and assessment of leadership pipelines for senior succession needs.
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Gary has published numerous articles on leadership development topics, ranging from the effects of "groupthink" at Enron to the need to integrate succession planning with strategic planning. In 2010, he published his book, Leading in Turbulent Times. Gary and his co-author interviewed over two dozen CEOs around the world on their leadership response to the financial crisis facing the world at that time. Gary is a member of the American Psychological Association. He has served on the faculties of Yeshiva University, the National Institute for Psychotherapies, the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and Ecole Francaise des Attaches de Presse. Gary is a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Walsh Scholars Initiative at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, and he is the Chair Emeritus of Jennifer Muller/The Works, an international contemporary dance company.
A licensed, practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst, Gary received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Columbia University as well as Masters Degrees in international affairs and counseling psychology from Columbia and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.
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