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Jonathan Day

Chief Executive

Jonathan Day is an advisor and coach to chairmen, CEOs, and heads of major government agencies. He has worked extensively with groups of senior leaders (boards, top executive teams, etc.) tackling difficult and potentially divisive questions, developing a global reputation for expertise in organization and governance, strategic problem solving, and complex team interventions. He has deep academic experience, including collaborations with top research professors, and is an expert at translating leading-edge theory into practical action programs that build institutions. “I have been exposed to a lot of different academic disciplines: psychology (clinical and cognitive), sociology/anthropology, theology and philosophy, economics and finance, engineering. The broad range has given me an eclectic set of mental tools.”

Before Tapestry, Jonathan was a practice managing partner, EMEA, at Heidrick & Struggles, where he worked in leadership consulting and executive search in the CEO/Board and higher education practices. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he spent nearly two decades in leading management consulting firms, first as principal at McKinsey & Company from 1990 to 2004 and then as managing director at Monitor Group from 2004 to 2008. “I think the consulting process is much more like a therapeutic process than it is a science or engineering. It means someone is helping the clients, individuals, or groups confront the outside world.” 

Jonathan has a MA in divinity from the University of Chicago, a BA and MA in psychology from Johns Hopkins University, and did PhD studies in cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

Jonathan is married with three children. He speaks, reads, and writes French and enjoys chamber music, sailing, cookery, writing, and travel.