Patricia Lenkov, Founder
Patricia Lenkov, heads up Agility Executive Search, a boutique firm she founded in 2008. Previously, she was a member of the board of directors practice at Spencer Stuart for four years, and spent six and a half years with Heidrick & Struggles where she conducted board and C-level search assignments for Fortune 500 companies.
Patricia is widely regarded as a thought leader on board recruiting, corporate governance, composition, and succession. She is well known for her work on board diversity, and sits on the New York Steering Committee of 2020 Women on Boards. Patricia is no stranger to the media often being interviewed for outlets like: Fox Business, Chief Executive Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Women, Business Insider, Boardmember.com, Executive Recruiter News, Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and Money Magazine to name a few.
Prior to her work in the executive search field Patricia worked for a Silicon-Valley based company where she was Regional Sales Manager for the province of Québec (Canada). Earlier, she held the role of Assistant Director of the MBA Program (ranked 4th in Canada by Canadian Business Magazine) at Concordia University. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Concordia and taught undergraduate Management courses.
Patricia is on the Family Advisory Council of the Komansky Center for Children’s Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center and is a former Board Member at Temple Israel of New York City. She is a Parents Association Committee Chair at The Collegiate School. She is on the Board of The Blue Card and sits on the Advisory Board of BoardProspects.com, the largest online boardroom community.
Patricia holds a BA (with Distinction) in Psychology from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University. She resides in Manhattan and Connecticut with her husband, daughter and twin boys.
Christiane Neumayer, VP, Business Development
Christiane Neumayer has overall responsibility for business development and search execution.
Christiane is also a Director at WJM Associates, a recognized leader in developing senior executives, teams and high potential groups. She partners with her clients to develop and implement customized solutions to meet their executive development needs.
She is the former Chair of 2020 Women on Boards’ New York City’s Campaign Committee. In this role she and her committee of ten senior executives from diverse industries are responsible for implementing 2020’s campaign strategies as well as for holding the Annual National Conversation on Board Diversity in New York City. Christiane and the committee are also responsible for identifying and driving new opportunities to advocate for campaign goals.
Previously she was a management consultant in her own practice advising clients on strategy, organization design, and process redesign to increase performance through higher levels of employee engagement. Prior to running her own business, she was a management consultant in IBM’s Strategy & Change Practice advising financial services firms on strategy development, change management, and organization design. She joined IBM after sales and research roles of fixed-income products at Morgan Stanley.
Christiane holds a MBA in Finance from New York University, an MA in English Literature from Florida State University, and a BA in Philosophy from Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.
A native of Germany, she resides in Manhattan and Connecticut with her Croatian husband.
Joel M. Koblentz, Founder, The Koblentz Group
Joel M. Koblentz is nationally recognized for resolving the most sensitive, critical and confidential client situations. Accordingly, his practices, as developed over the last 30 years, can best be described as “at the value creation level” for publicly traded companies and private equity concerns. Mr. Koblentz advises corporate boards on succession and recruitment of new board members, the recruitment of CEOs and executive leadership. Mr. Koblentz’s typical clients are boards of directors, chief executives or controlling shareholders.
Previously, Mr. Koblentz was a Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder, a leading global executive search and board of directors’ consultancy. During his tenure, he was 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 Ernst and Young.
Mr. Koblentz conceptualized and co-founded Emory University’s Directors Institute, which centers on the study of corporate governance and best practices for boards of directors.
Currently, Mr. Koblentz is a Trustee of The Chick-Fil-A Bowl Foundation and a board member of Junior Achievement and The Emory Center for Ethics. He also advises Triton Value Partners as well as sits on several advisory boards of emerging companies.
Previously, he has served as a board member and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Focus Brands, a leading restaurant group with brands such as Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe’s Southwest Grill, among others. Mr. Koblentz also served on the board of In Q Tel, the C.I.A.’s venture capital fund and as board member for The National Association of Corporate Directors in Atlanta.
Over the years, his community activities have included board membership at the Atlanta’s High Museum, The Dean’s Advisory Council for the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Central Atlanta Progress, The Latin American Association and ZooAtlanta. Mr. Koblentz also served four terms on the Board of Councilors at The Carter Center as well as led the Membership Committee of Business Executives for National Security.
Mr. Koblentz is a CPA and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has lectured at various educational institutions and societies and has authored numerous articles on corporate governance and various aspects of corporate leadership. He is often sought for his views by the national media.
Mr. Koblentz has been named repeatedly as one of Atlanta’s “100 Most Influential.”
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Agility Executive Search has formed a strategic alliance with Lansdowne Board Intelligence. Based in Toronto, Canada together we will provide deep and seamless cross-border expertise on corporate board and C-level searches.
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The Koblentz Group
Based in Atlanta, The Koblentz Group, a “Sensitive Matters Firm”, is recognized for successfully recruiting senior leaders for public companies, investor controlled enterprises and family businesses, globally.
For more information, please visit: http://www.koblentzgroup.com/