CEO search, CEO recruitment, selection, succession, and failure.
Search committee, board governance, executive search.

"The Right CEO: Straight Talk About Making Tough CEO Selection Decisions" by Frederick W. Wackerle.

Consultant, Author, Painter:

After retiring from a forty year career in executive search consulting, specializing in CEO Succession, Fred continues to coach CEOs on making transitions out of their organizations and advises boards on CEO succession and governance. Fred has counseled CEOs and successfully recruited CEO successors, senior officers, and board members for top companies such as Biogen, Inc.; Citicorp, Inc.; FMC Corp.; ICOS Corp.; IMC Global; MassMutual; Medtronic, Inc.; Owens Corning; Playboy Enterprises, Inc.; Textron, Inc.; Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.; and Whirlpool Corp.

Each year since John Sibbald’s book The New Career Makers (which ranked search consultants in the United States) began publication, Fred has been named one of the nation’s top five general management search consultants by CEOs and highranking executives, a ranking that was noted in Business Week magazine. Fred was honored with the Gardner Heidrick Award from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) for outstanding contributions to the executive search consulting profession, plus received two Special Recognition awards from his peers.

A frequent contributor to more than 40 articles and to op-ed pages of leading national business publications, Fred is the author of a new book on CEO succession and board governance: "The Right CEO: Straight Talk About Making Tough CEO Selection Decisions" (Jossey-Bass). To oder the book click here.

Fred serves on the board of Trustees of Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois, and has endowed the College with the Wackerle Leadership Center. He is also on the board of directors of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Tucson Wildlife Center. Fred previously was a board member of UCCEL Corp (NASDAQ), Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMEX: IMM), and Santa Maria Foods, Inc. Fred is currently an Executive Advisory Partner of Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm. His wife, Barbara Provus, is an executive search consultant, and he has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Following his retirement from search, Fred began painting in oils, and his awardwinning works can be viewed on his website: www.wackerle.com.

 
 
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"The Right CEO: Straight Talk About Making Tough CEO Selection Decisions" by Frederick W. Wackerle.

CEO search, CEO recruitment, CEO selection, CEO succession, and failure.
Search committee, board governance, executive search.