Meet Our Team

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Kathleen Yazbak, Founder/President

Kathleen brings more than twenty years experience building the talent strategies of high-impact philanthropies and social sector organizations as well as at mission-driven corporations. She founded Viewcrest Advisors in 2015 to bring best in class executive search practices to a select number of clients seeking a highly personal approach to searching for diverse CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other senior leaders.

Highlights of her career include spending nearly a decade at The Bridgespan Group, an affiliate of Bain & Company. At Bridgespan, Kathleen created and built a search practice that successfully led 200+ senior searches. Earlier in her career, Kathleen spent more than a decade leading multinational searches in Europe and Asia for Whitehead Mann (based in London) and Heidrick & Struggles (based in Paris).

Kathleen co-authored an article in Harvard Business Review, “Get ready for your next assignment,” and has been widely quoted on leadership and diversity-related topics in Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week, The New York Times and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. She has also written numerous articles and “how to” pieces for The Bridgespan Group and Impact Opportunity’s websites.

Kathleen is the proud daughter of a naturalized American citizen, carries two passports (USA and France) and is bilingual in French. She holds a BA in International Relations and French from Tufts University and an MA from New York University/La Sorbonne. She is a proud emeritus board member of the nationally recognized Riverview School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. In her spare time, Kathleen is deepening her yoga practice, is working on a family archival project with cousins on three continents, and enjoys giving new life to old furniture.

Viewcrest Advisors is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s
largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women.