President & CEO, BPI group U.S.
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- “Understanding the Importance of the Board’s Role in Succession Planning,”
Corporate Board Member
- “Fast Growth Means You Need to Pay Extra Attention to Culture,” TLNT
- “Increasing the Odds of Success in a Merger,” Chief Executive
Susan Gallagher is the President & CEO of BPI group U.S., and Directrice Générale Internationale for BPI SA. In these roles, Susan leads growth for the global leadership, talent, and transition consultancy, and drives strategy for the international subsidiaries including the firm’s 30-country partner network.
Susan joined BPI group in 2016 bringing more than 35 years of experience in the professional services industry, with a strong track record of building high-performing leadership teams and growing organizations.
Susan started her career at Arthur Andersen and rose to the level of Partner specializing in forensic accounting. She and 25 other partners co-founded Huron Consulting Group in 2002. In 2010, she joined TPC as Chief Operating Officer, and in 2013 was named Executive Vice President at Patina Solutions, an organization specializing in executive interim staffing.
Susan is Chair of the Board of Mercy Hospital & Health System in Chicago; Immediate Past Board Chair and Nominating Committee Chair of The Chicago Network; and a Board member of Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. She has also served on and held leadership positions on several other not-for-profit boards throughout her career. She is a recipient of the U.S. President’s Volunteer Award for her work with The American Red Cross.
Susan is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She is married and has four children living in the Chicago area.