Michael McGowan CHICAGO (April 4, 2016) — BPI group, a global management and human resources consulting firm, has appointed Michael McGowan to head up its leadership and talent practice in North America. In this new role, Michael will lead a team that focuses on helping clients achieve business strategy results through talent management solutions – from talent strategy to leadership and high potential development, succession planning, performance management, and engagement.

“Michael is passionate about the work he does in developing talent, and that passion drives real business results for his clients,” said Juan-Luis Goujon, president of BPI group’s North American operations. “We welcome him to our team, and know that our clients will gain so much from his expertise and experience.”

Michael specializes in working with companies experiencing significant changes in leadership, strategy, or organization — including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and culture change. He works with companies across all industries, with significant experience in the professional services, technology, telecommunications, and consumer products sectors. Prior to joining BPI group, he held leadership positions at Korn Ferry and Deloitte Consulting.

McGowan earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.