Leadership

TalentMinders’ leadership experience is as broad as it is deep and characterized by achievements in diverse and challenging cultural and business arenas.

Andrew J. Zak – Managing Partner/Founder


Prior to founding TalentMinders, Andrew worked for a number of blue chip multinationals leading both global Talent Management and Organization Development Centers of Excellence.  He has also held senior  Human Resource leadership positions at both corporate and regional (Europe, Middle East, Africa) levels.  He is a results-oriented Leader who combines strategic thinking and business savvy with expertise in fast-paced, high growth, complex, multi-cultural and changing environments.  Andrew has been recognized for innovative, strategic leadership and counsel in transitioning under-performing organizations into top producers, and guiding other organizations through accelerated growth and global market expansion.  His global consulting and talent management experience span a broad range of sectors, including banking, consumer electronics, medical device, food, energy, manufacturing, municipal government and transportation.

Having graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder (BS-International Relations) and Thunderbird, School of Global Management (MBA-International Management), he gained diversified, global experience in multiple corporate cultures and growth-intensive, complex, business environments, including Apple, Boston Scientific, Cordis Johnson & Johnson, Kinetic Concepts and KPMG International.  Originally from Dallas, Texas, Andrew has lived and/or worked in Algeria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Andrew holds dual citizenship in the United States and Italy (June 2014).

“Andrew is, without doubt, the most highly motivated, energetic and hardworking individual I have encountered in my professional life.  He has developed a real strategic approach to international human resource issues and a mature mindset to management development in line with corporate goals.”

Philip Kirkby, Partner-in-Charge Global HR & Leadership Development – KPMG International

“Andrew’s career is as broad as it is deep and characterized by achievement in diverse and challenging cultural and business arenas.  I have been extremely impressed by Andrew’s wisdom, integrity, values, professionalism, and attention to detail. He is a mature, insightful professional, with a natural sensitivity to organizational mood and direction. I have never found his judgment wanting. He can strategize and deliver. On a personal level, he is a sincere pleasure to work with.”

CEO – Ventiv Health, Inc.

“He has been recognized for his integrity and passion for executing tasks on a timely basis and in accordance with client expectations and needs.  He is strategic, yet tactical, and is able to translate business requirements into innovative, targeted solutions that help achieve business growth targets.  I have personally valued his loyalty, creativity and support in strengthening the HR team capabilities and services over the past several years; recognized by feedback from both clients and employee engagement survey ratings.”

Jim Cravens, SVP Human Resources – Kinetic Concepts, Inc.