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Wharton Alumni Club of New York

How To Get On An Executive Recruiter's Short List


If you want to increase your chances of entering the executive ranks or moving into the C-suite at another organization, you’ll want to get on the radar of the right executive recruiter.

The Wharton Club of New York has put together an esteemed panel of executive recruiters to share insights on how best to engage with and stand out to a recruiter and to cultivate a long-term relationship that will pay dividends for your executive career. The session content will be catered towards a senior-level audience (SVP or MD-level or higher).

During this session, you’ll understand how to:

  • Find the “right” executive recruiter 
  • Prepare effectively to make a strong impression 
  • Cultivate a meaningful relationship with an executive recruiter 
  • Stay away from common pitfalls 
  • Navigate your career options during COVID-19

Robert Chen, Partner at Exec-Comm, will moderate this panel. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)

  • Robert Chen

    Robert Chen leverages his business, science, and cross-cultural background to help Fortune 500 business leaders and their teams communicate and lead more effectively. He works with top firms across industries ranging from financial services to management consulting to healthcare. Robert’s specialities include: executive presence, deepening client relationships, selling skills, and designing and delivering impactful presentations. He coaches professionals in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Internally, he leads Exec-Comm’s talent management and business development function. He also teaches communication skills at the Wharton School for their MBA program.

    Robert began his career as an equities trader with Centurion Securities before sharpening his international business and project management skills at a multinational manufacturing company in China. After returning to the United States, Robert pursued his passion for developing others as a corporate trainer at Healthfirst. He continues to help people reach their full potential through his book, articles, and courses at Embrace Possibility, a digital media site he founded.

    Robert has an MBA from Wharton and double majored in Chemistry and Economics from Cornell University. He is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Executive Coaching approach. Robert gives back to the Pan-Asian community by chairing a group of senior executives dedicated to increasing diversity in the C-suite. He enjoys immersing himself in different cultures and took an around-the-world trip spanning all seven continents before having kids. Now that he is settled in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Jake and Jonah, he spends much of his family time switching between being a member of the Avengers and Justice League.

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