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Suzanne Bates

Partner, BTS & Global Managing Director, Executives and Team Practice


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United States


Accomplished CEO and experienced Board member. Veteran of the full business lifecycle, taking a start-up through growth, reorganization, transformation and ultimately, successful exit and integration. Proven track record in leading business strategy and transformation with extensive Board-level and C-Suite involvement. Public Company, CEO and Board Advisory experience. Executive advisor to Fortune 500 & high-growth companies. Skilled in guiding organizations to solve complex, strategic challenges and accelerate organic and M&A growth. Recognized global author and expert on leadership and team performance as well as succession readiness, activist investor strategy, talent management, M&A, crisis management and Board-level vision and strategy. Earlier experience as an award-winning television news anchor. Areas of Board Contribution - • Bring a critical eye to the performance of leadership programs and practices • Provide guidance to strengthen the leadership core and succession plans • Ask incisive questions to unearth difficult realities and advise on avenues of potential improvement • Honest yet tactful scrutiny of corporate culture and guidance to address deficits • Contribute to communication strategies that inspire employee loyalty and enthusiasm for the enterprise • Track record of advising C-Suite leaders on a wide range of business issues • Solid commitment to diversity, belonging and inclusion initiatives • Possess an independence of thought and courage of convictions

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Partner, BTS & Global Managing Director, Executives and Team Practice at BTS


BS, Journalism