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Dr. Celeste Ann Coruzzi
Co-Founder, Veritas Partners
Adjunct Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Celeste Coruzzi has been an advisor and educator to organizations in banking, airlines, energy, government, retail, insurance, medical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and high tech industries for over 25 years. Working directly with CEOs and their executive teams of global corporations, Celeste facilitates large-scale organization change. Her work includes strategy formulation and implementation, organization design, executive team coaching, CEO succession, leadership development, culture change and performance measurement.

Prior to launching Veritas Partners, Celeste was an organization change partner at Mercer Delta Consulting. Before that, she was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the Organization Change practice in the eastern region, consumer products industry group. Her earliest consulting role was with W. Warner Burke Associates, Inc. in which she conducted large scale change engagements and management education for 10 years. Previous employers were IBM and NASA working in the capacity of survey research analyst and leadership development specialist.

Over the past eight years and to the present, Celeste serves as adjunct faculty to Teachers College, Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Organizational Psychology. She has also served as faculty to the Columbia University, School of Business Administration, executive development program – Leading and Managing People (LMP). She was a Board of Trustee of the National Organization Development Network and Editor-in-Chief of the OD Practitioner, its quarterly publication. Celeste has published many articles and book chapters on management, empowerment, and organizational change and frequently presents at professional conferences and business program broadcasts.

Celeste received her B.S. from Fordham University and her M.Phil and Ph.D., from Columbia University.

Dr. Susan Sandlund
Co-founder, Veritas Partners
Adjunct Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Susan Sandlund has been an advisor to senior leaders in complex global businesses for over 20 years. She has worked closely with CEOs, Boards and all levels of management to address key business challenges related to driving growth, accelerating organization-wide change and building talent.

Susan’s work includes: initiating and leading large-scale change to drive new business strategies, integrating major acquisitions into broader organization, executive team effectiveness and coaching, organization design, executive assessment and development and CEO succession planning processes in consumer product, financial services, information technology, retail, and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Prior to founding Veritas Partners, Susan was a Partner in the Organization Change and Leadership practices at Mercer Delta Consulting. Susan also lead consultant recruiting at Mercer Delta and was a member of their Board of Directors. Before joining Mercer Delta, Susan was a Senior Consultant with The Hay Group, leading organization change efforts for clients in the financial services, pharmaceuticals, and information technology sectors, with special emphasis in the areas of competency-based executive assessment and development. Susan also has experience as a Research Consultant with Opinion Research Corporation, specializing in customer satisfaction measurement and employee survey processes.

Over the past three years, Susan has served as adjunct faculty to Teachers College, Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Organizational Psychology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bon Secours Health System, Inc, a large multi-service healthcare organization serving the Eastern United States.

Susan holds a BA in psychology from Marquette University and a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the George Washington University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.

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