Susan Lucia Annunzio
Ms. Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance and strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies.
Susan Lucia’s full bio
Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Susan Lucia partners with senior executives to increase their ability to simplify complex strategic decisions through enhanced collaboration and creativity. She is a globally recognized speaker and thought leader on shaping and maintaining high-performance business environments. She has a strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human-capital investments.
Previously, Susan Lucia ran the research-based high performance consulting subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a leading international professional staffing and talent management solutions firm.
Under her direction, Hudson Highland completed the most comprehensive global study of knowledge workers ever conducted regarding the factors that accelerate or stifle high performance. Susan Lucia has presented on this study at such prestigious venues as the World Economic Forum, The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change at the University of Greenwich, and Vacature’s 2004 “Talent Economy” launch event in Belgium.
Susan Lucia is a former Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, where she still teaches the most popular Executive Education Program, High Performance Leadership. She has been a guest lecturer at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Instituto Empressa in Madrid. She also has taught at General Electric’s Crotonville Corporate Training Center.
She is the author of Contagious Success (Portfolio, 2004), a dynamic management book that revealed a global standard for high performance. Contagious Success was voted Fast Company’s Readers’ Choice selection in January 2005. Additionally, Susan Lucia authored two more prominent business books: Communicoding (Fine, 1990; Penguin USA, 1991) and Evolutionary Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 2001; Fireside, 2002).
She has been a guest on numerous local and national television and radio news programs and has been quoted extensively in the business press, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, USA Today and Bloomberg.
Susan Lucia is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago where she has served as the Chairman of the Membership Committee for Professional Service Firms and now serves on the Questions Committee. She is also a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group. Additionally, she does pro-bono services for CureSearch, a not-for-profit, dedicated to supporting innovative children’s cancer research and volunteers at Assumption Church.
Dr. Lee is President of the Center for High Performance in AMEA and works with leadership teams to develop and focus corporate strategies.
Andrew’s full bio
Andrew Lee is President of the Center for High Performance in AMEA, based in Dubai. He has worked with leadership teams in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and the Middle East to develop and focus corporate strategies and to execute them by building and maintaining high-performing organizations.
Before joining CfHP, Andrew was CEO of a Sydney, Australia-based real estate business. He also was Senior Vice President of Capital Values International for four years in the Middle East, helping to launch and grow a global real estate brand.
Originally from the U.K., Andrew has considerable consulting experience, specializing in organizational development and change leadership. He has worked with energy, banking, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, healthcare and retail clients, and has consulted with McKinsey & Company and the Boston Consulting Group. He was a board member of the UNITE Group, one of the U.K.’s top 200 businesses, and chairman of a high-tech biometrics firm in England.
Andrew has master’s degrees in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and a doctorate in Organizational Change. He is Professor of Management at Murdoch University Dubai and a visiting professor at the Institute of Management Technology Dubai.
Andrew helps clients align teams to execute strategy; develop the skills and processes needed to recruit, select and train employees; increase their performance; and improve communication. Through individual and team coaching, he assists leaders to deliver what their customers, employees and investors require.