Rick Western

Rick is the CEO of Kotter, responsible for the company’s short- and long-term strategic direction, as well as day-to-day management decisions. With over 40 years' experience, he personally serves some of the firm’s largest and most complex clients. Prior to joining Kotter, Rick had a 35-year career at EY (Ernst & Young), assisting Fortune 500 companies with strategic initiatives and managing business units. He served in senior roles including Global Client Service Partner and Managing Partner, and led a 4-year, large-scale internal change initiative to develop the firm’s globally consistent talent development process, EYU, after which EY was recognized in 2009 by BusinessWeek as the “Best Place to Launch a Career.” Rick is passionate about successfully navigating the complexities of transformational change. Rick and his wife, Terri, are the proud parents and grandparents of two amazing children and two precious granddaughters.

Take Away

Rick will lead a Harvard-style case study, providing an interactive opportunity to explore a real organization and their real challenges, asking what would you have done, what did they actually do, and how are they doing today?

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