Our Advisory Boards

U.S. Advisory Board

Our HR Advisory Board is a collaboration of top human resources executives who provide guidance on services and strategies for search execution.

APAC Advisor

The Hon. Helen Coonan advises on growth opportunities in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Allegis Partners' U.S. Advisory Board

Dennis Zeleny

Former CHRO of Honeywell, DuPont, Sunoco, and Caremark
Dennis spent 17 years at PepsiCo and seven years at Honeywell where he became SVP of Global Human Resources. He served as CHRO for Sunoco, Caremark, and DuPont. Currently, he works closely with boards, CEOs, and C-suite leaders to improve business performance leveraging people, processes, and systems. He has demonstrated success in talent assessment and organization upgrading, operations/organization effectiveness, and change management in some of the most complex and largest global businesses. He is experienced in upgrading all functional disciplines, including HR globally, and has worked in the consumer, retail, restaurant, pharma, chemicals, manufacturing, engineering, electronics, auto, aerospace, software, and energy industries. His experience in M&A, due diligence, spinoffs, and integration is extensive. Because of his broad business background and strategic capability, he is a valued coach to leaders and a partner in helping reimagine and reshape business strategies and operating effectiveness.

Dennis has a Master of Science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Joe Bosch

Former CHRO Direct TV

Joe has more than 34 years of broad HR experience in a wide variety of industries and varying economic environments, including high growth, turnarounds, industry retrenchment, international, mergers, acquisitions, and spinoffs. He has a track record of success working with CEOs and boards of directors to build exceptional HR functions, reshape corporate culture, and establish robust talent management systems.

Joe worked for Pepsi Co in a variety of HR generalist and specialist roles before transferring to Pizza Hut, where he worked in both domestic and international operations culminating in his appointment as Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut. He then served as the CHRO for Tenet Healthcare, Centex Homes, and DIRECTV.

Joe is currently the principal of HB Consulting providing HR consulting and executive coaching. He sits on the board of Pizza Hut of Ft. Wayne and the advisory board of MD Insider. Joe is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He started his professional career after graduating from Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations School.

Chris Yeh

Co-founder of Allied Talent

Chris is the co-author, along with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneur Ben Casnocha, of The New York Times bestseller, "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age." Chris is the co-founder of Allied Talent, the official provider of The Alliance Framework for helping organizations better recruit, engage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. In addition, he has founded, advised, or invested in more than 100 high-tech startups. He earned two bachelor's degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul Williams

President of Chicago Chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors and Former Chief Legal Officer of Cardinal Health

Paul previously served as co-leader of Allegis Partners’ North America CEO & Board Practice. He also is a Partner Emeritus of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, where he conducted General Counsel and other senior-level searches for over a decade. Paul is an experienced board director currently serving on the board of directors of Compass Minerals, Inc., a publicly traded company, where he is also the Compensation Committee Chairman. Paul is the President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He is the former Lead Independent Director of State Auto Financial Corporation, the former Compensation Committee Chairman of Bob Evans, and the former Nominating and Governance Committee Chairman of Essendant. Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa and Allegis Partners, Paul served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc., a Fortune 20 healthcare services company.

Paul graduated, cum laude, from Harvard and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He speaks frequently on diversity-related issues and has been recognized by national publications as one of the country’s most influential diverse directors and most influential diverse lawyers.

Allegis Partners' Asia-Pacific Advisor

The Hon. Helen Coonan

Board Chair, former Australian State Senator for New South Wales
Helen was appointed Chair of the APAC Advisory Board in Sydney in 2016 to help spearhead opportunities for growth and expansion locally and in the APAC region more broadly. As a former Senator in the Australian Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Helen has a key understanding of the impact of government, regulation, and the public sector on business operations and investment. Since transitioning from Parliament to the private sector, Helen has taken up an extensive portfolio of corporate and charitable roles, including an advisory practice.

Current appointments include directorships to the boards of Crown Resorts Limited and Snowy Hydro Limited. She is the Chair of the Crown Board Audit and Governance Committee, Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and Chair of the Crown Foundation. At Snowy Hydro, Helen chairs the Board Retail Energy Committee and serves on the Safety, Operations, and Environment Committee. Government appointments include Chair of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Trustee of the Board of Sydney Opera House. In the private sector, Helen is the Chair of Supervised Investments Limited and the Co-Chair of GRACosway Pty Limited, part of the Clemenger Group. She is on the Advisory Board of J.P. Morgan and is a consultant to Samsung Australia, Aon, and Quantium.

A key influencer in Australian business and political circles, Helen is frequently sought out to provide keynote addresses at conferences and to contribute at media events. She recently headed a 40 strong delegation of leading Australian businesswomen to Israel and has actively mentored younger women in their corporate careers and political aspirations. She is a weekly panel contributor on Sky News Business—discussing politics and the implications for the business environment.

Helen has identified an opportunity for Allegis Partners to participate in a public/private sector coalition including representatives from most sectors of the economy to recruit and retain Australian Defence Force talent as they transition from active duty. Helen is keen to expand these opportunities to assist transition of top talent in sport, politics, academe, and the public sector to corporate roles.

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