Our judgment, and the advice we provide, has been earned and trusted for over three decades

As a “sensitive matters” firm, we work strictly at the top of the house, advising our clients on their most impactful leadership requirements. Our reputation, ethical conduct, and judgment is respected and our relationships and access to global leaders, and the insights they share with us, as our clients will attest, is unparalleled.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

The Koblentz Group serves publicly traded clients, private equity controlled companies and emerging enterprise wherever and whenever recruiting leadership is required. We are engaged exclusively for, “top of the house” leadership positions.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

The Koblentz Group serves publicly traded clients, private equity controlled companies and emerging enterprise wherever and whenever recruiting leadership is required. We are engaged exclusively for, “top of the house” leadership positions.

BOARD SEARCH

Clients trust our judgment and advice in and about corporate governance and the recruitment of board members, a highly sensitive and increasingly complex matter. We are well respected for bringing valuable insights and perspective to these critical engagements, having conducted several hundred board recruitments over the past three decades.

BOARD SEARCH

Clients trust our judgment and advice in and about corporate governance and the recruitment of board members, a highly sensitive and increasingly complex matter. We are well respected for bringing valuable insights and perspective to these critical engagements, having conducted several hundred board recruitments over the past three decades.

ADVISORY SERVICES

Companies are constantly going through transformation; whether it is through M&A activity, a new CEO, a change in direction, or simply figuring out how to stay relevant in this dynamically changing marketplace. The Koblentz Group has a deep understanding of the pressures and dynamics that shape governance responsibilities, compliance, and debates through these situations. Our insights, access to executives/board members, and relationships with governance experts worldwide position us as uniquely qualified to assist companies through their specific transformation.

ADVISORY SERVICES

The Koblentz Group has a deep understanding of the evolving responsibilities and appreciation of the pressures and dynamics that shape governance responsibilities, compliance, and debates. These insights, and our access to board members and governance experts worldwide, positions us as uniquely qualified to assist companies recruit a new board member, assist in evaluating succession candidates, or when a board is considering restructuring or refreshing itself.

Every engagement is served by a team, each of whom are known and always available to our client

Joel M. Koblentz

Joel M. Koblentz

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Brian Fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald

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Bob Collins

Bob Collins

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Tracy Tavani

Tracy Tavani

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Jeff Neppl

Jeff Neppl

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Alok Gupta

Alok Gupta

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Larry Levin

Larry Levin

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Jeff McConnell

Jeff McConnell

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Patricia Lenkov

Patricia Lenkov

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Patricia Wheeler

Patricia Wheeler

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CEO Succession: Why Boards Misfire

by Joel M. koblentz and Patrick Dailey As published in Corporate Board Member Magazine - Second Quarter 2017 EVERY BOARD ASPIRES to have its CEO succession process bring forth a “rock star” executive—a leader with the temperament and competencies to deliver high...
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Koblentz on Leadership – Succession

"The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas" - Linus Pauling Researching the "sensitive matter" of succession, we were astounded to uncover quite a bit of fluff regarding Board and CEO complacency, as: Only a minority number of Boards have an "active"...
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Koblentz on Leadership – Observations for 2016

As we turn to 2016, we wish to thank you for entrusting us with your most sensitive executive search, leadership effectiveness evaluations and board governance matters.   As clients and friends, be assured of our Firm's commitment to provide the highest quality...
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Koblentz to Moderate HBS Board Governance CEO Roundtable

The first Educational Roundtable of the 2015-16 season brings Joel Koblentz back to Cleveland to engage in a dialog with three local CEOs representing a wealth of experience in board governance. HBS Club of NEO presents the first in this year's series of Educational...
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How to Think Like an Activist Investor

Too often, boards realize too late that the battle for their company has already begun—and they are ill-prepared and outflanked. By Darren Novak, Joel M. Koblentz, and Patrick R. Dailey (published in NACD Directorship July/August 2015) Those who skillfully leverage...
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Koblentz on Thought Leadership

Clearly, cybersecurity is on the minds of Boards and CEOs, as no company is immune. When Sony Pictures was recently attacked, the reaction and leadership of its CEO, Michael Lynton, are noteworthy. In this brief interview published in Harvard Business Review, Lynton...
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Thoughts from Blackstone CEO

Occasionally, we read an article that is worthy of our client's consideration...sound and practical guidance and advice. Steve Schwartzman's comments about the importance of talent are especially relevant in today's business environment....
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