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About Us


Most leaders today believe that they have to investment in major projects or Transformation initiatives to realize meaningful growth. But what if you could grow without upending the business? What if you could unlock pockets of opportunity and productivity that would allow you to exceed expectations and give your employees the new skills and experiences they crave?

That’s where we come in.

CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. We help our customers grow by harnessing their untapped potential and channeling it toward high-impact, proven results.

We do this by offering advisory services and technology solutions that equip leaders to:

  • Turn the right insights into actions that deliver the right outcomes;
  • Upgrade processes and adapt culture to succeed in the new work environment; and
  • Apply precision to talent decisions for competitive advantage.

With more than 30 years of experience working in partnership with top companies, CEB has a unique view into what matters—and what works—when it comes to driving corporate performance. We invite you to explore new ways to grow with us.

Products & Services

Best Practices & Decision Support

Thirty years ago, we realized that the most pressing challenges facing business leaders everywhere had often already been addressed — or were being solved — by other executives. That remains true today and is at the core of our business.

CEB offers more than 50 different memberships aligned to functional and key industry leadership roles. Our membership model is designed to deliver insights, tools, and advice that lead to transformative outcomes for your team and your company.

Leadership Councils

At the core of our membership programs are Leadership Councils through which we convene and provide support for decision makers in:


Market Insights

Market Insight memberships are specialized services that address the unique insight and analytics needs of leaders in Marketing, Compliance, and Financial Services. These include our industry-leading CEB TowerGroup and CEB Iconoculture offerings.

Talent Management & Measurement

We believe the difference between good companies and great companies is having the right people in the right roles, making talent the single largest driver of corporate performance. To optimize this potential, department and business leaders must link talent investments to outcomes and manage them with the same discipline and rigor they apply to other critical assets. With more than 10,000 organizations deploying our talent measurement solutions, CEB has the most comprehensive view into the drivers of leadership success, employee performance, and employee engagement. We use this knowledge to help you acquire and retain top talent through Selection & Assessment, Skill Development, Engagement & Alignment, and Sales Effectiveness services.

Tools & Solutions

Our Tools & Solutions leverage subject-matter expertise, data assets, and analytic methodologies to produce technologies and customized tools for enhancing and transforming business operations. These offerings focus on the practical, actionable applications of analytics and planning, and best-practice implementation.

Business Model

CEB equips senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform operations. This distinctive approach, pioneered by CEB, enables executives to harness peer perspectives and tap into breakthrough innovation without costly consulting or reinvention. The model works by:

  • Fostering a network of senior leaders in key functional roles;
  • Focusing on identifying their common challenges;
  • Using world-class research to identify and build on proven solutions accessible for mutual advantage; and,
  • Leveraging a global service infrastructure to deliver these insights, best practices, and tools.

Six Recurring Executive Challenges We Solve

CEB is committed to helping senior executives and their teams drive corporate performance. We do this by identifying and building upon proven practices that address key emerging and recurring business challenges, including:

  • Assessing Key Performance Trends and Risks
    Identify early-warning indicators and potential responses to key business risks.
  • Benchmarking Performance and Plans
    Improve leadership conversations and functional performance with deep comparative analysis.
  • Establishing Innovative Operating Approaches
    Implement new ways of working using progressive insights to evolve your function’s impact.
  • Organizing and Managing Critical Talent
    Access resources to help you motivate, manage, and build your team.
  • Driving Alignment and Support for Change
    Drive greater success in project execution by aligning key stakeholders to your initiatives.
  • Navigating Leadership Transitions
    Onboard yourself or a team member swiftly into a new role.

Features and Benefits

  • Proven Best Practices
    More than 300,000 tested approaches to solving business challenges derived from our network of more than 5,300 leading companies.
  • Research and Insight
    More than 200 unique studies published annually to help business leaders evaluate new issues and challenges.
  • Peer Benchmarks
    Relevant, quantitative data and analysis provide clarity on the most efficient resource allocation and high-impact areas of focus.
  • Decision and Diagnostic Tools
    Analysis and support provide customized, actionable views of the most important performance metrics in your corporate function.
  • Executive Networking
    On-request advice, feedback, and perspective comes from peer interaction with more than 15,000 leading executives as well as from online peer discussion groups.
  • Advisory Support
    Experts in more than 220 disciplines provide personalized guidance and project support for executives and their teams for pending decisions, new tactics, internal presentations, and other needs.
  • Live and Online Learning Events
    A wide variety of events exclusively for senior executives as well as staff training and skill development opportunities.

These features help our clients:

  • Focus effort.
    See around corners and cover blind spots.
  • Move quickly.
    Act with speed - not cost - don't reinvent the wheel.
  • Equip teams.
    Extend performance impact by enabling teams with new skills and tools.
  • Act with confidence.
    Make the right decisions when it matters most.

Mission and Values

We unlock the potential of organizations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of management.

Member Impact

We define ourselves by the achievements of those we serve and believe that advancement of member interest is the only route to our own success. We are effective stewards of members’ contributions and confidences, and we relentlessly innovate to delight our current and future members.

Force of Ideas

We believe that great ideas—acute insights rooted in microeconomics and informed by human behavior—are essential to those accomplishments that change the fortunes of an individual, an organization, or the world. We discover and create these ideas and enable members and colleagues to act on them by delivering them in timely, targeted, and memorable ways.

Spirit of Generosity

We forge relationships with our members and with each other that go beyond the merely commercial. Our businesses center on generous exchange, both between professional peers and between our staff and our members. We derive honest joy from the opportunity to serve our members, our colleagues, and our communities.

Stewardship of Exceptional Talent

Our ambitions demand that we invest unusual effort in recruiting, developing, and managing exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds. We foster an entrepreneurial culture that enables outsized individual and team impact, grows businesses, and creates compelling careers. We set aspirational objectives, measure outcomes, reward outstanding accomplishments, and readily reinvent how we work.

Corporate Citizenship

CEB Corporate Citizenship, the philanthropic arm of CEB, seeks to provide the social sector with the same unparalleled intelligence and resources that CEB provides corporate-sector clients. At CEB, we believe that the most pressing problems facing leaders and their organizations have often been addressed—and solved—by other organizations. This is true in both the corporate and social sectors. At CEB, we focus our philanthropic efforts on driving nonprofit performance.  We have a unique view into what matters—and what works – and we apply proven practices to deliver innovative solutions that unlock the full potential of the social sector.

Supplier Diversity

In line with CEB’s continuous efforts to engage the local community through philanthropy and business relations, and CEB’s commitment to achieving minority spend goals provided by federal and local agencies, CEB is actively enhancing our Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program.

To encourage inclusion, CEB is actively including small and socioeconomically diverse suppliers in sourcing activities where possible. Our sourcing efforts are aimed at providing opportunities for diverse suppliers (companies owned and operated in a HUBZONE, certified as 8(a), and/or owned and operated by minorities, women, or veterans). It is CEB’s goal to continue to grow its Supplier Diversity Program to “Best in Class” levels.

CEB’s primary purchases include; Professional Services, Staff Augmentation Services, Technology; including Software and Hardware, and Specialized/Niche Services specific to our industry, in addition to traditional procurements related to running a global services related footprint.

If you are qualified as one of the following small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov), and would like to be considered as a potential Supplier, please contact us:

  • Small Businesses, as defined by your industry NAICS Code
  • HUBZone
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • 8(a) – qualified by the SBA
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Native American, Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native
  • Historically Black Colleges, Universities or Minority Institutes and Organizations

CEB will reach out to your organization once we have qualified your business and, when and if there are opportunities that match your firm’s capabilities. To assist with reviewing your capabilities, please include any relevant supporting documentation and a means to contact you. This statement does not guarantee business awards, nor does it obligate CEB to purchase anything from your Firm.


If you are interested in working with CEB, please contact our Small Business Liaison – Shanda Essig – sessig@cebglobal.com or via mail – Attention Shanda Essig, CEB Global Procurement, 1919 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209, USA.