Vantage Leadership Consulting Promotes Eileen Linnabery, Ph.D. to Partner

Expansion of Leadership Team Emphasizes the Firm’s Innovation and Growth


Oct. 2, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Vantage Leadership Consulting, the global expert in identifying and developing world-class leaders, is pleased to announce Eileen Linnabery, Ph.D. has been named to the firm’s partnership group.

While Eileen will continue to work with clients and develop new products and services, as a partner and leader in the firm, she will focus on strategy, operations, and building the Vantage brand with the businesses we serve.

“Eileen has an exceptional level of expertise that allows her to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients and understanding their needs,” said Keith Goudy, managing partner. “Eileen’s ability to build that trust has been instrumental in our company’s success and we are honored to welcome her into the partnership group as we look toward the future of Vantage Leadership Consulting.”

Eileen’s passion for leadership effectiveness brought her to Vantage in 2014. She enjoys using scientific, evidence-based practices to help clients activate their leadership talent and achieve their strategic goals. She works across a wide range of businesses and industries, including family-owned and Fortune 100 organizations, packaging, manufacturing, financial services, technology, and retail.

Eileen completed her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University, where she focused on the impact leaders have on their employees’ work-life balance. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of West Florida.

Concurrent with Eileen’s promotion is the transition of Jacqueline Ackerman, Ph.D., David Sowinski, Ph.D., and Beau River, Psy.D. to senior partners from partners.

“Vantage continues to have an unwavering commitment to excellence in serving our clients,” says Goudy. “We are excited to grow our partner and leadership teams in order to innovate and adapt with organizations in an ever-evolving business landscape.” 

Vantage has experienced significant growth and recognition during the last 12 months. In July, the firm announced that Bonnie Taylor, Ed.D. was hired as a consultant. In April, Lees Parkin rejoined the firm in her newly created role as chief of staff. In January, the firm announced Kathrina Dubnicek joined the C-Suite as chief administrative officer, and that Stephanie Clay was promoted to director of human resources, learning and development. In October 2022, Danielle Klene returned to the firm. Vantage was honored to send speakers from the firm to participate in nine sessions at this year’s annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference in Boston, MA.


Vantage Leadership Consulting is the global leader in partnering with organizations to identify and develop world-class leaders who can drive their companies’ business strategies. From executive assessments and succession planning to leader development, executive coaching, and high-performance team development, Vantage has spent more than four decades focused on a single mission: ensuring their clients have the leadership required to win in their marketplace. Founded in 1976, Vantage is based in Chicago, IL and serves clients worldwide. To learn more, please visit


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