MDA Leadership Announces New Leadership Partnership for CEO and Board Services

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (December 4, 2023) — MDA Leadership, a premier leadership consulting firm, is excited to announce the appointment of Sean Allen, M.B.A., M.S. Finance, Ph.D. (SVP, Strategy, CEO and Board Services, Talent Solutions) as co-leader of the CEO and Board Services practice area. Sean will join forces with Sharon Sackett, Ph.D. (SVP, CEO and Board Services and Executive Assessment). They will leverage their combined expertise to deliver the highest quality talent solutions to CEOs and Boards.  

CEO Scott Nelson explained, “In the wake of the global pandemic, organizations worldwide are experiencing transformative shifts in their business and culture, requiring new leadership profiles for CEOs and their teams as well as a regular recasting of those profiles as priorities change. This evolution reflects a heightened demand for expert guidance at the executive level. As one the nation’s most trusted strategic talent advisors, MDA Leadership is committed to providing organizations with exceptional CEO insights relative to dynamic success profiles, selection, development, and succession during times of transformation.”    

“The decision to appoint Sean Allen as co-leader of the CEO and Board Services practice reflects the company’s dedication to expanding its service offerings and building upon the strong foundation established by our founder, Sandra Davis, Ph.D. Sean’s impressive business and strategic acumen, honed throughout his illustrious career, makes him the ideal choice for this crucial role.” 

Sackett is enthusiastic about the new partnership as well. “I see the vast opportunities in front of us with CEO and Board Services—and welcome a partner like Sean who will help us take this strategic practice area to the next level. To me, this move reinforces Sandra’s legacy. I was inspired by the reputation she built in this space for delivering the highest quality work at the top of the house that makes a real difference for organizations. It is an honor to continue to evolve her vision,” she said.  

Allen expressed his commitment to the future of the firm, stating, “I appreciate the opportunity to join the lineage of leadership here, going back decades starting with Sandra. I believe strongly in the competitive differentiation that our top-of-the-house expertise affords us in the marketplace. I look forward to doing my part to optimize our client partnerships, solutions and impact as we move into the future.”