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Carter L. Burgess, Jr.

Managing Director

Carter Burgess is head of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice. Some of Carter’s recent assignments include director searches, the build-out of entire boards, comprehensive board composition and skills and experience gap analyses, and corresponding multi-year succession planning strategies and board performance assessments for companies in a broad array of industries — including business services, chemicals, construction and engineering, consumer products and services, energy, financial services, food service, healthcare, homebuilding, hospitality and leisure, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, power utilities, technology, and transportation. He joined the firm in 2002.

Carter had been a principal in the Global Financial Services Practice Group of Egon Zehnder International since 1997, originating and executing searches in investment banking, capital markets,  and structured finance, and in such functional areas as risk management, treasury, legal, tax, and audit. He has conducted both domestic and cross-border assignments for a variety of global financial services companies.

Earlier in his career, Carter was a vice president, Retail Industry Coverage Group, in the Corporate Finance Division of Salomon Brothers Inc, New York, where he worked from 1990 to 1997. His clients included some of the nation’s leading food and non-food retailers. Prior to joining Salomon, he began his career in the reinsurance industry, initially with Frank B. Hall Re International and then Sullivan Payne Company, in both London and New York. Carter earned his BA degree in international relations from Brown University and an MBA degree in finance from Columbia Business School.  He and his family live in Pelham Manor, New York.

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