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Our Approach


Professional and responsive at every level, and a genuine business partner in every interaction – this is at the heart of the way we do business.


Our clients share the core belief that competitive advantage comes from extraordinary leadership.

We start from the assumption that our customers have a deep understanding of their problems and strengths. We then elicit each customer’s best thinking and contribute our own, until together we find a solution – an assessment tool, a succession plan, a coaching model – that will add significant value to their organization.

Throughout an assignment, we evaluate progress to confirm we are on the right track. And at the close of each engagement, we review our work to determine its impact. This process ensures that our clients receive a full return on their investment with us.


Our mission is to add value that can only come through the careful tailoring of every project. We don’t offer “off the shelf” products or “quick fix” solutions. We understand that resiliency and adaptability are essentials – for both businesses and the consultants who support them.

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Our Clients

Vantage is privileged to work with some of the world’s most innovative and successful businesses. We consult across diverse industries, from manufacturing & utilities to education & healthcare. Large or small, public or private, Vantage strives to ensure that our clients have the right people with the right talent to drive their business strategy.

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Testimonials From Our Partners

Mike Petrak

Chief Human Resources Officer

“My relationship with Vantage goes back over several companies, for many years. I wouldn’t trust my leaders with anyone else. The executive coaching Vantage provides is nothing short of transformative. Their coaches are not only experts in leadership and personal development, but also compassionate and insightful guides. Through in-depth conversations, Vantage coaches have helped my leaders take advantage of their strengths, navigate challenges, and set meaningful goals. Their ability to ask the right questions and provide constructive feedback has inspired my leaders to reach new heights of self-awareness and performance.”

Kathleen P. Federico

Senior Vice President, Chief People, Brand and Communications Officer

“For over a decade, Vantage has worked extensively with our Officers and Senior Executives. Their role as trusted talent advisors has elevated our leadership bench strength, driving advancements in our development and succession management strategies. Vantage’s guidance has steered us towards sustained leadership excellence.”

JehanZeb Noor

President and Managing Director

“Having worked with Vantage across three different companies over the last 10 years. I continue to be impressed with the quality of insight Vantage provides through their executive coaching and selection assessments. In a professional world where talent and leadership are paramount, I can confidently say that their coaching services are game changers for the growth of our leaders and our organization’s success. Additionally, the depth and accuracy of their assessments help us uncover the potential of candidates beyond what a resume or interview could ever reveal. Their senior experts and industry veterans increase the bench strength. Plus, Vantage itself is a learning and evolving organization.”

Jennifer Werneke

Vice President, Human Resources

“For more than 25 years, we have trusted Vantage’s leadership insights and hiring recommendations to build skilled leadership teams throughout The McShane Companies. Their expert assessments, comprehensive screenings, and thoughtful developmental feedback have significantly enhanced our hiring decisions.”

Fernando Arena, Ph.D.

Director, Leadership and Talent Development

“I’ve had a professional relationship with Vantage for more than 15 years. They have consistently been my go-to partner to help me design, drive, and execute effective strategies and initiatives for talent and leadership development. With a track record of successful achievements, this collaboration has spanned three separate companies.”

Brian Cheney

Divisional Senior Vice President, National Accounts

“Navigating one’s career, discovering ones strengths and opportunities for growth, and learning the various skills needed to perform at our best is a daunting set of things.  Doing those things alone is almost insurmountable. The insights I gained working with my Vantage executive coach gave me a clear path to all those outcomes.  With their support, I developed a deeper understanding of my strengths, refined my leadership style, and achieved goals that once seemed out of reach.”

Stephen Beard

President & CEO, Adtalem

“As the nation’s largest healthcare educator, our success is critical to addressing the nation’s healthcare workforce shortages – and that success starts with a high-performance leadership team. We turned to Vantage to help propel our executive team to new levels. They have proven to be exceptional partners on our journey, helping us to unlock our First Team’s full potential.”

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Tory Wozny

Senior Director, Human Resources, McDonald’s

“Vantage has been a terrific partner in creating greater insight into the strengths and key development opportunities for our Operations Leaders. They helped us determine the best approach for meeting our objectives, offering both virtual and in-person assessments, and remained flexible and responsive throughout the engagement. Our executives all had positive experiences and found that the subsequent development planning and coaching enhanced alignment with their reporting executives. “

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Lynn Heckler

Chief Talent Officer, PSCU

“When working with Vantage, it’s clear that they are vested in the same outcomes that we are. That feeling of a shared goal truly goes a long way. During the process of assessing and developing our CEO successor candidates, Vantage took the time to build a trusted partnership with our executive team, and they brought a personal touch in their 360 assessment solutions; their feedback is holistic, personalized for the learner, and tailored in a way that promotes growth and development. This really sets them apart.”

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Peggy Troy

President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

“Children’s is committed to making Wisconsin kids the healthiest in the nation. This mission requires extraordinary leadership, and Vantage has proven to be a trusted and valued partner in our quest. From executive coaching and succession planning to senior team development, they have consistently stepped up and delivered when we’ve needed them.”

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“For over ten years, Vantage has worked closely with our organization to execute customized development programs designed to accelerate our high potentials, and embed organizational capability around talent management. At Amcor Rigid Plastics, we place high value on strong leaders to maintain competitive advantage in our rapidly changing market. Vantage has been a great partner in preparing our top leaders and assessing our leadership pipeline so we can respond with confidence to these challenges.”

Girish Rishi

Chief Executive Officer, Cognite

“Targeted and impactful team assessment, leadership development and executive coaching. There are firms that do that….and then there is Vantage.”

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Chris Schyvinck

CEO, Shure Incorporated

“Over the past 15 years, Vantage has been a terrific partner to Shure for selecting and developing our people. They take the time to understand our culture and the types of leaders we need: now and in the future. They use these same insights in their executive and team coaching to help our leaders and management teams be better prepared to take on greater responsibility”

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Weldon Gage

CFO, Texas Children’s Hospital

“At an important transition point for me, both in my career and with my new employer, I found significant benefit in the clear eyes and good counsel of my Vantage coach. His experience, sound judgment, and unequivocal support established him as a trusted advisor that I rely on to this day.”

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Ellen Bromagen

First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

“Navigating the complexities of the Federal Reserve System is no easy task for an outside consultancy. For over two decades now, Vantage has directly supported the accelerated development of our key leaders.”

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Paul L. Corona, MBA EDD

Clinical Associate Professor of Leadership, Architectures of Collaboration, Northwestern University

“Vantage has been a valued partner of Northwestern University for over 25 years. Through leadership and management education as well as individual coaching, their expertise has helped us accelerate the development and performance of countless members of the Northwestern community. We really appreciate Vantage’s expertise and flexibility.”

Eboo Patel

Founder and President, Interfaith America

“I run a nonprofit organization that has grown from running local projects with a $100,000 budget to a national organization with an $8 million budget. There have been many challenging transitions along the way, and the Vantage team has helped us navigate virtually all of them. I love working with Vantage because they understand both the unique challenges faced by organizational leaders, and the legitimate needs of rank-and-file staff. They bring a wealth of stories from a range of experiences, listen better than just about anybody I’ve met and are TOTALLY COMMITTED to helping your organization thrive.”

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Mark Millett

President and Chief Executive Officer, Steel Dynamics

“As Steel Dynamics has grown and matured, we’ve required a more comprehensive and objective view of our leadership talent. Vantage provides us with this valuable perspective, sometimes confirming what we already thought, but often shedding fresh insight. They know our people, our culture and our ambitions – all essential elements to their unique ability to contribute to our succession and developmental planning.”

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Swedish American Health System

“Vantage’s Master Assessor Program (MAP) has improved our ability to objectively assess candidates for hire and individuals we are considering for promotion. We have embedded superior assessment capability within our Human Resources management team and our recruitment group. Consequently, we have strengthened our talent identification skills and our ability to hire the caliber of leadership needed to achieve our strategic objectives. “

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