Head of Product Innovation
What if you could take a simple concept and infuse it with new life, creating an inspirational solution with real-world impact? That is (part of) Stephan Ledain’s role as head of product innovation for Executive Bench. He expertly fuels RHR with ongoing momentum, as well as a good dose of disruption, in the firm’s journey toward the future of leadership development.
Stephan’s work includes creating purpose around data strategy and generating leadership assessment and development tools that respect the complex psychological phenomena woven into each leader’s experience. Scientific rigor, thought leadership, and brand strategy contribute to the strong market presence he’s building for each product.
Stephan is endlessly curious about what innovation means at a cultural level—that things are alive and in the process of “becoming.” As a principle, he helps weave diversity, belonging, and inclusion into RHR’s products while breaking down barriers to prevent siloed working. Stephan focuses on living a principled and intentional life, with varied interests across art, athletics, and spending time with friends and family. At the end of the day, he is guided by the bigger question: “Are you really awake, alive, and inspired by your own life?”CONTACT
• University College London
MSc, Industrial/Organizational and Business Psychology
• Stetson University
As we evolve our leadership and succession practices to align with our growth agenda, RHR has been a trusted partner in bringing objective data and insights on our talent to better shape our future.
Tapaswee Chandele, Global Head, Talent and Development
Succession planning done right builds internal bench strength for smooth leadership transitions. RHR provides a second set of eyes on our top talent, and helps us focus their development to maximize their potential.
Anonymous, Chief Human Resources Officer
Working with the team from RHR was a pleasure. They were able to enhance and complement our programming and accelerate the growth and development of our employees.
Joseph Hirt, Director, Leadership Development
I have worked with the RHR International team for over four years across two different companies, and I have seen the impact of our partnership manifested through improved leadership, heightened levels of candor and awareness, and more thoughtful and informed succession decisions. Since the early days of our partnership, they have consistently modeled an intent to help leaders be “the best versions of themselves” by leveraging rigorous assessment data that in turn has led to powerful conversations and, more importantly, behavior change.
Stacey Panayiotou, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
The rigor with which our talent has been assessed by the RHR team offers us an objective foundation on which we can support our leaders in strengthening and building their leadership competence. As a result of our partnership with RHR, our leaders will be better prepared, personally and professionally, to tackle the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Jeff Lindeman, Group Director, Operations