Ken Taylor is a founding partner of Taylor Meyer Associates and is a
trusted global advisor to boards, CEOs and senior leadership teams on
matters relating to Board composition, Director recruitment, CEO
succession planning, and senior leadership team recruitment. From the
largest companies in the world to smaller, privately held companies, Mr.
Taylor has advised directors and executives to align boards and
executive leadership teams to maximize shareholder value and improve
corporate governance. Chairman & CEO placements include Steve Miller at
Delphi Corporation and Brenda Barnes at Sara Lee Corporation.
During his prior 17-year career with a leading global executive search firm,
Mr. Taylor was a senior partner and served as one of eight Executive
Committee members, the sole U.S. managing partner and the head of its
Board Consulting and Director Search Practice in the Americas.
He lectured in over 28 countries with Sir Adrian Cadbury on the subject of Corporate Governance and is acknowledged in Sir Adrian's book: Corporate Governance and Chairmanship: A Personal View.
Mr. Taylor formed Taylor Meyer Associates in 2005 to enable him to devote 100 percent
of his time to advising boards and CEOs and recruiting board directors,
CEOs and other C-suite executives as part of his CEO succession planning
advisory practice. His expertise and experience is best evidenced by the
long-tenured relationships that Mr. Taylor has developed with his clients,
many of whom have become friends. He has lectured at IMD, Yale and
Northwestern University and has served both as a corporate director of
a $1B manufacturing company and a member of the Advisory Board of Georgetown
University. He is a faculty member at the
Center for Executive Women
at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he has
taught since the Center's inception in 2002.
Previously, Mr. Taylor was a vice president and group executive for a
predecessor organization to JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. where he worked
with Fortune 500 companies on matters related to their capital
structure. He holds a BSBA finance degree from Georgetown University, an
MBA from The University of Chicago and a CPA from the State of Illinois.