Egon Zehnder International Names New Leader in Houston; Broadens Energy Practice

Sep 22, 2011, 10:46 ET from Egon Zehnder International

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Egon Zehnder International, one of the world's leading executive search firms, named Trent Aulbaugh as leader of its Houston Office and announced the expansion of the Energy Practice with the addition of two consultants, Brian Harry and Catheryn Staveley, both with deep experience in the energy industry.  They will be based in the Houston office.

Since 2007, Trent Aulbaugh has served as a core member of Egon Zehnder's Global Industrial Practice Group where he serves clients across the energy and broader industrial sector.  Prior to joining EZI, he served as Director, Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting; Founder and Director of Strategy and Transformation Service-line, Global Energy Practice, BearingPoint; and Senior Manager, Arthur Andersen.  He earned his MBA from Rice University in Houston, TX and his BS from the University of Texas in Austin.

"Aulbaugh brings his expertise in identifying and securing top level talent for our clients to his leadership role in the Houston Office," said Greig Schneider, co-leader of Egon Zehnder U.S.A.

Brian Harry was previously head of the Upstream Energy practice at Wood Mackenzie Consulting where he oversaw strategic growth and development for global energy clients.  Prior to this position, he served as Senior Manager of Energy Strategy at Accenture; CEO, Tourism and Industrial Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago; and Senior Petroleum Geologist at Amoco Production Company, among others.

Mr. Harry earned his MBA from Rice University in Houston, TX and his PH.D. in Petroleum Geology from the University of Cincinnati. He received an M. Phil and BS from the University of West Indies.  

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Catheryn Staveley served as a drilling engineer and in technical leadership roles at Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, both leading energy services organizations, and other energy firms.

Ms. Staveley, originally from Calgary, earned her BS in Applied and Environmental Geology from the University of Calgary.  She is currently obtaining her MBA with Duke University.

"We are thrilled with the addition of these two highly talented consultants who have both worked extensively in leadership roles in the energy industry," said Carol SingletonSlade, Global Head, Energy Practice, Egon Zehnder International.

About Egon Zehnder International

Egon Zehnder International is the largest privately-held executive search firm in the world with over 400 consultants operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries.  The firm specializes in senior-level executive search, board consulting and director search, management appraisals, and talent management. 

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