Kenna Wyllie Baudin serves as Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s Private Capital Practice. She focuses on placing senior-level executives at private equity funds and in PE-backed portfolio companies. Kenna also has a particular specialization in Chief Financial Officers and is active in the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and in its Consumer and Media Practice. She is also a member of the Board Practice.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kenna served as Head of Private Equity at J. Safra Asset Management. That was preceded by the role of Director of 3i Pie, an international investment firm. Earlier, Kenna was a Principal at Solera Capital. She began her career as a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.
Kenna earned a BS in economics, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and an MBA with Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School.
Married with two children, she believes in giving back to the community and has served as an alumni interviewer for Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) and the University of Pennsylvania, as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the University Heights Charter School, and as an active member of the parents’ association of The Pingry School and the Delbarton Mothers Guild. She also currently serves as President of the Greater Essex County Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. To maintain her sanity, Kenna practices yoga (almost) daily.