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Morgan McKeown

For more than 30 years, Morgan has been partnering with executives to build businesses and enhance leadership performance. Recent clients have included Applebee’s, Cognizant, Comcast, First Reserve, Gannett, Warburg Pincus portfolio companies (Avaya and Telcordia), and a number of mid-sized and start-up organizations.

In 2001, Morgan founded Cor Business, a leadership consulting and coaching firm. His prior five years were focused on executive search, as a Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and as the Founder and Managing Partner of the New York office of Christian & Timbers. Previously, he held consulting and leadership roles at Andersen Consulting and at Mercuri Urval, a European-based consultancy specializing in executive assessment, coaching, and talent management.

Throughout his career, Morgan has held general management positions in different industries and also served as the Vice President of Executive Development for a leading healthcare firm. In addition, he enjoyed eight years in the advertising business, managing Procter & Gamble accounts for Saatchi & Saatchi and as Vice President, Human Resources for another major international agency.

Morgan graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with B.S and M.S. degrees in Management Engineering. He is married and lives in Stamford, Connecticut, and has five children studying and working in education, health and nutrition, media, and management consulting.

 

Julie McKeown

Julie is an accomplished business leader and certified executive coach who has consistently been recognized for her results as an operations leader, human resources executive, and business advisor. Since joining Cor Business in 2004, she has coached a wide variety of executives in both line management and corporate staff functions at clients such as Avaya, AXA, Cognizant, Prudential, and Telcordia/Ericsson.

Prior to Cor Business, Julie spent five years at IBM, where she held a variety of human resource leadership positions. In her last role, Julie managed a large team of HR business partners within IBM Global Services, providing support to 12,000 people in a $4 billion business. In this position, she partnered with senior executives to ensure effective talent management, leadership performance, succession planning, executive and employee compensation, and all other aspects of human resource management.

Previously, Julie was the North America Talent Manager for IBM’s $11 billion Sales and Distribution business unit. In this position, she led the unit’s efforts in talent strategy, talent acquisition, employee and management development, diversity programs, and labor cost management. When Julie first joined IBM, she was part of the Global Services Commercial Alliances division, where she led the HR transition for IBM’s largest global account at the time.

Julie originally came to IBM through the acquisition of Technology Services Solutions Corporation, a joint venture between Kodak and IBM, where she held a progression of HR generalist roles. Julie started her career in a general management role as she managed a Thrifty Car Rental franchise where she tripled the size of the operation.

Originally from North Carolina, Julie received her BS degree from Appalachian State University. Throughout her career, she has been extremely active in professional and personal development activities, and also served as a facilitator and coach for a large non-profit educational organization for five years.