YSC Consulting restructures as global business, appoints head of global markets

21 November 2019 Consulting.us

YSC Consulting, a London-headquartered leadership strategy firm, announced the restructuring of its business to operate as a single global enterprise. The consulting firm also appointed Steve van Zuylen as head of global markets.

The firm announced plans to align operations under four inter-reliant entities. North America – which includes YSC’s Canadian office in Toronto, as well as its US offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego – will continue as a geographical region, as will Europe, comprising YSC’s London base and further locations in Edinburgh and Madrid.

The firm’s globe-spanning private equity specialty practice will serve as the third entity, helping PE clients find the blueprint for leadership which can deliver the right results at each stage of a business – a sometimes underappreciated aspect in the framework of due diligence.

The newly established fourth entity will be “global markets,” collecting the firm’s remaining geographical footprint across Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa – addressing the “similar challenges and opportunities of growth markets,” according to a release from the firm.

YSC Consulting restructures as global business, appoints head of global markets

YSC has tapped Steve van Zuylen as the head of global markets. Van Zuylen joined the firm in 2011 as country manager for Mexico, moving on to serve as general manager of the Latin America region and then as the firm’s chief people officer. He will remain based in London.

Van Zuylen has nearly twenty years of international experience in leadership and talent strategy, executive coaching and assessment, diversity and inclusion, and culture change. Prior to joining YSC, he spent 12 years at HSBC, where he was latterly the bank’s head of learning in Latin America.

“As we restructured the business, it became clear that Steve’s instincts and expertise were well suited for the unique leadership challenges our clients are facing across their global businesses,” said Eric Pliner, CEO of YSC. “Our new structure reflects our growth strategy in action and where we want to take YSC in the future, and I’m excited for the opportunity and clarity of purpose this reorganization will give us.” 

Pliner was appointed CEO earlier this year, replacing Robert Sharrock, who had helmed YSC for five years. Pliner had previously served as the firm’s Americas leader.

“YSC does not believe in one size fits all leadership. We understand that while many aspects of leadership are common across borders, there are subtle but vitally important nuances in leadership context and emphasis that can make the difference between success and failure,” said van Zuylen.

“Our new focus on Global Markets will reinforce the value we place on local relationships and understanding, and better enable us to deliver the leadership strategies our clients will find most meaningful to their businesses.”

Founded in 1990, YSC has more than 225 professionals across its global offices. Its multidisciplinary team includes experts in clinical psychology, organizational behavior, management, and adult learning.

This summer the company announced a new partnership with 10x Psychology to use predictive psychometrics technology to assist business leaders with achieving their corporate goals.


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