Consultant. Board Member. Author. Leader. Partner.

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Consultant. Board Member. Author. Leader. Partner.

Who is Andrea?

Before being an independent consultant, Andrea Redmond spent 20 years with a highly regarded global executive search firm as Senior Partner and was co-head of the firm’s CEO and Board Services practice.

Ms. Redmond served in a variety of additional leadership roles while with the firm. She co-led the Chicago office for over 6 years in which she had P&L responsibilities for the business which experienced significant growth and operating profits under her leadership. Additionally, Ms. Redmond was a founding member of the firm’s Global Professional Development Committee and later served as Chair of the firm’s Global Training Committee. Ms. Redmond was also twice elected to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Ms. Redmond spent the previous five years with The First National Bank of Chicago and left that organization as an Assistant Vice President. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from George Williams College.

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Some Facts

  • Born: Feb 21, 1956
  • Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Family: Husband, Bill Ferguson; Son, Duke
  • Favorite Book: The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
  • Favorite Food: Anything Spicy

Services

Andrea Redmond is an Independent Consultant working with Boards, Chief Executive Officers and Private Investors on executive recruiting, succession planning and talent management activities. Her work in succession planning and talent management has focused on both large, global organizations and privately held entities.

Previously, Ms. Redmond has conducted numerous assignments to recruit Chief Executive Officers, including assignments for Hewlett-Packard, Visa USA, Bank One, UAL Corporation, SAFECO, Providian Financial, AXA Financial, Polaroid Corporation, Cardinal Health and Hewitt Associates. She worked across industries including financial services, technology, transportation, consumer products and healthcare.

Ms. Redmond also served clients in the recruitment of Directors for Corporate Boards and conducted numerous assignments for a variety of public companies including but not limited to Walgreens, Hewlett-Packard, Visteon, Prudential and USG Corporation.

Books

Andrea has co-authored two books - Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World and Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms.

Rwanda, Inc.

How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World

Comebacks

Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms

Books

Andrea has co-authored two books - Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World and Comebacks: Powerful Lessons from Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their Terms.