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 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.

She partnered with two boutique firms after having spent 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. She continues to advise Bridgespan on senior searches.

Earlier in her career, Kathleen worked in London and Boston with Whitehead Mann. She also spent seven years leading multinational searches in Europe and Asia for 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 for The Bridgespan Group’s website, including a recent series of three interviews about effective nonprofit boards.

Bilingual, and a dual French and American national, she holds a BA in International Relations and French from Tufts University and an MA from New York University/La Sorbonne. Kathleen is a proud board member of the nationally recognized Riverview School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. In her spare time, she is deepening her yoga practice, and enjoys ethnic cooking, photography of urban and mountain landscapes, and travel.

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.