CEB is the world’s leading member-based advisory company. We have a unique view into what matters — and what works — when capitalizing on drivers of business performance. With 30 years of experience working with top companies to share, analyze, and apply proven practices, we begin with great outcomes and reverse engineer to help you unlock your full potential.
Every year we equip more than 16,000 senior leaders from more than 6,000 organizations across 60 countries with the insights and actionable solutions they need to respond quickly to evolving business conditions and transform operations. We do this by combining our advanced research and analytics with best practices from clients across more than 88% of the Fortune 500, more than 50% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans, and nearly 85% of the FTSE 100.
As a result, our members achieve outsized returns by more effectively optimizing talent investments, creating new sources of efficiency, reducing risk, and enabling and accelerating growth.
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Products & Services
Best Practices & Decision Support
Thirty years ago, we realized that the most pressing challenges facing business leaders everywhere had often already been addressed — or were being solved — by other executives. That remains true today and is at the core of our business.
CEB offers more than 50 different memberships aligned to functional and key industry leadership roles. Our membership model is designed to deliver insights, tools, and advice that lead to transformative outcomes for your team and your company.
At the core of our membership programs are Leadership Councils through which we convene and provide support for decision makers in:
Market Insight memberships are specialized services that address the unique insight and analytics needs of leaders in Marketing, Compliance, and Financial Services. These include our industry-leading CEB TowerGroup and CEB Iconoculture offerings.
Talent Management & Measurement
We believe the difference between good companies and great companies is having the right people in the right roles, making talent the single largest driver of corporate performance. To optimize this potential, department and business leaders must link talent investments to outcomes and manage them with the same discipline and rigor they apply to other critical assets. With more than 10,000 organizations deploying our talent measurement solutions, CEB has the most comprehensive view into the drivers of leadership success, employee performance, and employee engagement. We use this knowledge to help you acquire and retain top talent through Selection & Assessment, Skill Development, Engagement & Alignment, and Sales Effectiveness services.
Tools & Solutions
Our Tools & Solutions leverage subject-matter expertise, data assets, and analytic methodologies to produce technologies and customized tools for enhancing and transforming business operations. These offerings focus on the practical, actionable applications of analytics and planning, and best-practice implementation.
We help our members take on today’s critical issues and realize greater business impact in three distinct ways:
- Set direction through strategy assessment and performance standards
We maintain a set of best practice and decisionsupport memberships to help organizations gauge their own performance, evaluate opportunities, and prioritize steps for moving forward.
- Identify and manage key talent to achieve optimal results
To support the critical role that talent plays in helping companies grow, innovate, and control risk, we offer management and measurement services that help organizations assess their people, develop their talents, and manage their careers to achieve individual and organizational goals.
- Innovate to enhance operations
Our tools and solutions help companies embrace outside perspectives and bring management best practices to life by hardwiring them into core processes.
By leveraging CEB products and services across these impact categories, senior leaders and their teams are able to more quickly gauge and improve their department’s strength, which is core to increasing productivity and outperforming corporate objectives.
Today's economic environment is not one that rewards wasted effort. That's why all of our offerings are designed to deliver tangible business returns over both the short and long term. We enable you to harness peer perspectives and tap into breakthrough innovation without costly consulting or reinvention to:
- Enable Growth
Accelerate timelines, avoid wrong turns, and leverage proven innovations to build consensus and enthusiasm for new initiatives.
- Reduce Risk
Identify, measure, and prioritize business risks; implement strategies using tools that improve compliance and allow you to anticipate and resolve issues more quickly and effectively.
- Increase Efficiency
Increase productivity by better prioritizing and allocating funds to optimize spending, maximize vendor investments, and alleviate pressures on underresourced team members.
- Transform Operations
Diagnose department strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to more effectively design and execute against plans that work. Reinvigorate key people, processes, and measures to ensure success.
Features of Membership
Memberships are offered on an annual subscription basis and include:
- Proven Best Practices from 6,000 Leading Organizations
- Rigorous Research
- Peer Benchmarks
- Decision & Diagnostic Tools
- Executive Networking with More Than 16,000 Leading Executives
- Advisory Support
- Live & Online Information Sessions
Mission and Values
CEB's mission is to unlock the potential of organizations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of management.
We define ourselves by the achievements of those we serve and believe that advancement of member interest is the only route to our own success. We are effective stewards of members’ contributions and confidences, and we relentlessly innovate to delight our current and future members.
Force of Ideas
We believe that great ideas—acute insights rooted in microeconomics and informed by human behavior—are essential to those accomplishments that change the fortunes of an individual, an organization, or the world. We discover and create these ideas and enable members and colleagues to act on them by delivering them in timely, targeted, and memorable ways.
Spirit of Generosity
We forge relationships with our members and with each other that go beyond the merely commercial. Our businesses center on generous exchange, both between professional peers and between our staff and our members. We derive honest joy from the opportunity to serve our members, our colleagues, and our communities.
Stewardship of Exceptional Talent
Our ambitions demand that we invest unusual effort in recruiting, developing, and managing exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds. We foster an entrepreneurial culture that enables outsized individual and team impact, grows businesses, and creates compelling careers. We set aspirational objectives, measure outcomes, reward outstanding accomplishments, and readily reinvent how we work.
Executive Leadership Team
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Monahan was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEB (NYSE: CEB) effective 1 January 2008…
Tom Monahan was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEB (NYSE: CEB) effective 1 January 2008. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the company since 1 July 2005, and as a company officer and director since 2001. Prior to this, he was a member of the firm's research and operating management team since the mid-1990s.
As part of the company's leadership for more than a decade, Tom has helped redefine how the world's leading companies make their most important decisions. By tapping the collective experience of and analyzing performance data from more than 5,700 companies, CEB has created authoritative insights and highly relevant management resources to help companies manage talent, innovation, and risk. The firm has been one of the fastest growing professional/information service companies globally throughout the past decade and has become one of the most respected authorities on management issues. Its network of active members has grown fivefold over that period.
During his 16 years with the company, Tom has led the firm's efforts on a wide variety of topics—including innovation and technology processes, operating and reputational risk, the structure and role of the financial sector, and employee productivity and performance. He has also partnered with CEB's service and advisory teams and members on six continents to drive outstanding corporate performance using CEB insights and tools. He is a widely quoted authority on management issues—particularly risk management, corporate governance, and ethical leadership.
Building on CEB's core ethic of service, the company's leadership team has also pioneered a range of innovations in community investment and philanthropy—including sizable community investments, pro bono advisory help, and a global service day.
Tom is also a member of the Board of Directors of Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), where he is Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. He is a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council, and serves as a Chair for Leadership Giving for Harvard University. Tom also teaches Sunday school at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church and—along with his wife and daughters—is active in causes that facilitate the participation of women and girls in economic life globally.
Before joining CEB, Tom worked with Deloitte & Touche, the Committee for Economic Development, and Andersen Consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his MBA with distinction from New York University.
Melody L. Jones
Chief Administrative Officer
Melody L. Jones is the firm's Chief Administrative Officer. From December 2005 until 2012, she served as the firm's Chief Human Resources Officer…
Melody L. Jones is the firm's Chief Administrative Officer. From December 2005 until 2012, she served as the firm's Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Jones has firmwide responsibility for Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Compliance, Communications, Philanthropy, and the Member Meetings department. She is also responsible for managing CEB's Professional Services business, which delivers employee engagement assessments, development experiences for emerging functional leaders, and sales force effectiveness diagnostics and services.
Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Jones served from 2002 to 2005 as the Human Resources Director for T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm. In this capacity, she had overall responsibility for the global Human Resources function. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Ms. Jones spent eight years at Aon Corporation, a Fortune 50 insurance brokerage and consulting company, serving from 1998-2002 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. She joined Aon in 1994, as head of the Midwestern Regional Office of Aon Consulting. In 1996, she assumed responsibility for the HR Strategy and Technology consulting practice, and managed this global practice until assuming her role as CHRO for the corporation. Ms. Jones also served as a senior consultant with Organizational Dynamics, Inc., and held several leadership positions across a six-year tenure with Citicorp Mortgage.
Ms. Jones holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Music degree, both from Southern Illinois University. She has also completed post-graduate work in Organizational Psychology at the University of Missouri.
Richard S. Lindahl
Chief Financial Officer
Richard S. Lindahl was appointed Chief Financial Officer of CEB on 18 May 2009. Mr. Lindahl brings more than 20 years of financial…
Richard S. Lindahl was appointed Chief Financial Officer of CEB on 18 May 2009. Mr. Lindahl brings more than 20 years of financial leadership experience to the firm.
Previously, Mr. Lindahl worked at Sprint Nextel Corporation serving as Vice President and Treasurer from 2005 to 2006 and Senior Vice President from 2006 to 2008. From 1997 until 2005, Mr. Lindahl served in various positions at Nextel Communications, Inc., including as Treasurer and in Planning and Analysis roles. He held the position of Vice President, Finance, at Pocket Communications, Inc., from 1995 until 1997. Before 1995, Mr. Lindahl held positions at MCI Communications, Deloitte & Touche, and Casher Associates.
Mr. Lindahl holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
Stephen J. Meyer
General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer
Steve Meyer, who serves as General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer, joined CEB in May 2009.
Steve Meyer, who serves as General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer, joined CEB in May 2009. He is responsible for managing CEB’s commercial operations, including sales, service, and marketing, as well as product planning and development globally. He also is a member of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Team.
Mr. Meyer brings more than two decades of experience in driving growth at some of the world's leading organizations. He most recently served as Vice President at Dell Inc., where he helped lead the Global Services division to be the company's fastest growing major business. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Business Development at Trilogy Software and as Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Chemical Bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Company), where he was Assistant Vice President. Prior to joining CEB, Mr. Meyer was a longstanding member of CEB leadership councils, and, in fact, led initiatives featured in some of CEB's best practice studies of customer-driven growth.
Mr. Meyer holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA in general management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Communications,
and Customer Service Practices, Financial Services Practice
Haniel Lynn is the General Manager of two practice areas within…
Haniel Lynn is the General Manager of two practice areas within CEB: the Sales, Marketing, and Communications Practice and the Financial Services Practice. He has overall business responsibility for a range of research, advisory, and decision support products under the CEB umbrella and is also a member of CEB's Corporate Leadership Team.
Mr. Lynn was formerly the Executive Director of the New Business Development group at CEB, with responsibility for spearheading corporate growth and new product development. Prior to joining CEB, Mr. Lynn was the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at LYTE, Inc. He also spent a number of years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served leading technology and media companies globally on issues of marketing, strategy, operations, and organization. In addition, Mr. Lynn has worked with GE Information Services, where his professional responsibilities included software applications development, product marketing and management, and technical client support.
Mr. Lynn received his bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Global Development
Anthony Parslow joined CEB in December 2009 as the Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Global Development…
Anthony Parslow joined CEB in December 2009 as the Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Global Development and is based out of the London office. In this role, Mr. Parslow is responsible for managing CEB's global corporate strategy, including all avenues for organic and discontinuous growth in domestic and international regions. He is also a member of the firm's Corporate Leadership Team.
Prior to joining CEB, Mr. Parslow's achievements include strong leadership experience at IBM, Forrester, and Datamonitor. As Forrester's Chief Operating Officer for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, he brought the business to profitability, led the integration of Giga Information Group in EMEA, and launched a number of new product and market expansions including setting up Forrester Middle East; he also later led a turnaround project to fix Forrester's Asia–Pacific operations. While he was the General Manager at Datamonitor, the business achieved a 59% increase in profits and a 50% growth in share price before its sale to Informa for $1 billion. He also led the successful acquisition and integration of Ovum. Throughout his career, Mr. Parslow has led numerous efforts to realign overall go-to-market strategies and drive the associated changes necessary for success.
Mr. Parslow received his Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Ireland, a Diploma in International Management from IECS–The Strasbourg Graduate School of Management, and certification from the Paris Chamber of Commerce.
General Manager, Finance Practice and Legal, Risk & Compliance Practice
With nearly two decades of experience at CEB, Kurt Reisenberg has a deep understanding…
With nearly two decades of experience at CEB, Kurt Reisenberg has a deep understanding of how to help senior executives identify and adopt functional best practices that improve corporate performance.
A member of CEB's Corporate Leadership Team, Mr. Reisenberg oversees a number of membership programs designed to help clients advance business goals in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, strategy, operations, and procurement. He and his team are focused on helping executives tackle critical challenges in these functions, including identifying where finance and legal departments can create unique value for the enterprise; improving efficiency in processes such as the accounting close, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, and resource allocation; implementing shared services strategies; understanding and responding to investor demands; and managing strategic, operational, and compliance risks.
Mr. Reisenberg has worked in various capacities during his tenure at CEB. In addition to his functional expertise in Finance, Legal, Risk & Compliance, and other areas, he has specific industry expertise in the financial services sector. He is an honors graduate of Brown University.
General Manager, Information Technology Practice,
Human Resources Practice, and Government Practice
As an General Manager, Warren Thune has overall responsibility for the…
Warren Thune has a deep understanding of how to equip senior executives and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. During his career at CEB, Mr. Thune has worked with thousands of executives, across 30 different functional roles, to unlock the potential of organizations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of management.
As a General Manager, Mr. Thune has overall responsibility for CEB's HR, IT, and Government practices. For the HR and IT practices, he is responsible for leading the programs' research, decision support, and advisory service offerings. In the Government practice, Mr. Thune leads the firmwide strategy effort to further develop CEB's relationships with that segment. He is also a member of CEB's Corporate Leadership Team.
Mr. Thune has been with CEB since March 2004, previously spending over 10 years with Mercer Management Consulting/Oliver Wyman—the last three as a Senior Partner running the firm's San Francisco office. At Mercer, he concentrated on developing customer-focused corporate strategies across numerous industries. Mr. Thune received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
General Manager, SHL
Robert Morgan was named President and General Manager of SHL in October 2012 taking responsibility for SHL’s worldwide business operations, reporting to CEB President and CEO, Tom Monahan and taking an active role on the CEB leadership team.
Since his appointment in April 2010, Robert has served as Vice President of the Americas business until January 2011 when he was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the merger with Previsor and transforming the company’s go-to-market strategy, including an award-winning rebranding and repositioning. In January 2012, Morgan was elevated to Chief Customer spearheading growth and expansion of SHL in the US, Asia Pac, Greater China and Europe, and playing an integral role in SHL’s acquisition by CEB July later that year.
Robert’s experience spans three decades across all facets of the Human Resources (HR) market, with over 20 years of senior talent management experience. He served as Vice President of HR for Office Depot, headquartered in the U.S. He moved out of HR at Spherion, a global staffing and recruitment company where he ran the Employment Solutions business including the outsourcing and consulting business. While at Spherion he also served as President of The Saratoga Institute. Latterly, Robert served as President of Hudson’s Recruitment and Talent Management Business.
Morgan has served on the advisory board for Brass Ring, The Florida Governors’ Council for Workforce Initiatives and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and on the Advisory Board for HR.Com’s Leadership and Quality of Hire boards. He has a degree in Economics from Wake Forest University.
Global Offices and Client Locations
Explore Our Offices
We speak with and visit our members every day to learn more about their organizations and share the insights that will enable superior outcomes. To do this effectively, we locate ourselves in the areas where members live and work. Take a moment to explore our global locations and learn more about where our staff members call home.
CEB in the Community
Firm values drive growth at CEB. As global community service is a cornerstone of the entire firms’ culture, the natural extension of the spirit of generosity is CEB in the Community. Our aim is to bring the spirit of generosity to the communities in which we work and live.
With a goal of an impactful global philanthropy program, we seek to partner with community service organizations that demonstrate alignment with our four firm values: Member Impact, the Spirit of Generosity, Force of Ideas, and Stewardship of Exceptional Talent. Our resources are directed so as to make our philanthropic partners even better at what they do and empower our employees to transform the communities they serve.
In line with CEB’s continuous efforts to engage the local community through philanthropy and business relations, and CEB’s commitment to achieving minority spend goals provided by federal and local agencies, CEB is actively enhancing our Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program.
To encourage inclusion, CEB is actively including small and socioeconomically diverse suppliers in sourcing activities where possible. Our sourcing efforts are aimed at providing opportunities for diverse suppliers (companies owned and operated in a HUBZONE, certified as 8(a), and/or owned and operated by minorities, women, or veterans). It is CEB’s goal to continue to grow its Supplier Diversity Program to “Best in Class” levels.
CEB’s primary purchases include; Professional Services, Staff Augmentation Services, Technology; including Software and Hardware, and Specialized/Niche Services specific to our industry, in addition to traditional procurements related to running a global services related footprint.
If you are qualified as one of the following small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov), and would like to be considered as a potential Supplier, please contact us:
- Small Businesses, as defined by your industry NAICS Code
- Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
- 8(a) – qualified by the SBA
- Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
- Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- Native American, Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native
- Historically Black Colleges, Universities or Minority Institutes and Organizations
CEB will reach out to your organization once we have qualified your business and, when and if there are opportunities that match your firm’s capabilities. To assist with reviewing your capabilities, please include any relevant supporting documentation and a means to contact you. This statement does not guarantee business awards, nor does it obligate CEB to purchase anything from your Firm.
If you would like work with CEB please contact our Small Business Liaison – Andrew Gnage – firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail – Attention Andrew Gnage, CEB Global Procurement, 1919 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209, USA.