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CEB is a best practice insight and technology company. We have a unique view into what matters—and what works—when driving corporate performance. With more than 30 years of experience working with top companies to share, analyze, and apply proven practices, we deliver innovative solutions that help you unlock your full potential.

Every year we equip over 20,000 senior leaders from more than 10,000 organizations across 110 countries with the intelligence they need to respond quickly to evolving business conditions. In doing so we help them more effectively manage their talent, customers and operations to exceed business objectives.

CEB stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CEB).

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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.

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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.
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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 Leadership Team

Thomas L. Monahan, III

Tom Monahan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Monahan oversees CEB’s nearly $1 billion in annual revenue and a staff of 4,000 global employees who deliver insights and actionable solutions…
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Tom Monahan oversees CEB’s nearly $1 billion in annual revenue and a staff of 4,000 global employees who deliver insights and actionable solutions to the markets they serve every day.

Tom has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2001, as CEO since 2005, and as Chairman of the Board since 2008. As part of the company's leadership for more than 15 years, Tom has helped redefine how the world's leading companies make their most important decisions. By tapping the collective experience of and analyzing performance data from more than 10,000 companies, CEB has created authoritative insights and highly relevant management resources to help companies manage talent, innovation, and risk.

The firm has been one of the fastest growing professional/information service companies globally throughout the past decade—growing revenue and profit nearly fourfold—and has become one of the most respected authorities on talent and performance management issues.

During his tenure, Tom has led the firm's efforts on a wide variety of topics, including innovation and technology processes, operating and reputational risk, the structure and role of the financial sector, and employee productivity and performance. He has also partnered with CEB's service and advisory teams and members on six continents to drive outstanding corporate performance using CEB insights and tools. He is a widely quoted authority on management issues, particularly risk management, corporate governance, and ethical leadership.

Building on CEB's core ethic of service, the company's leadership team has also pioneered a range of innovations in community investment and philanthropy, including sizable community investments, pro bono advisory services, and a Global Impact Day.

Tom is also a member of the Board of Directors of Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG), a board member of PeaceTech Lab and a trustee of the Maret School. He is a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Washington, the Young President’s Organization, and serves as a Chair for Leadership Giving for Harvard University. Tom also teaches Sunday school at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church and—along with his wife and daughters—is active in causes that facilitate the participation of women and girls in economic life globally, notably Women for Women International and Girl Rising.

Before joining CEB, Tom worked with Deloitte & Touche, the Committee for Economic Development, and Andersen Consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his MBA with distinction from New York University. Tom is a regular contributor to CEB's blog and the LinkedIn influencers program. See his most recent posts here.

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Rob Chen

Rob Chen
Chief Marketing Officer

Rob Chen has global responsibility for developing and leading the strategy and execution of CEB’s marketing, including product and channel marketing…
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Rob Chen has global responsibility for developing and leading the strategy and execution of CEB’s marketing, including product and channel marketing, market research, brand development, thought-leadership marketing, public relations, multi-channel demand generation, and sales enablement.

Rob has a strong track record of marketing leadership and general management experience, with deep experience leading global teams in large and small business segments and across a range of industry sectors.

Prior to joining CEB, Rob was Senior Vice President of Product and Channel Marketing for First Data Corporation, where he transformed and implemented go-to-market strategies for numerous product innovations. Rob also held a number of executive roles with Visa Inc. both before and after its IPO, including Head of Global Client Strategy, Head of Commercial and Processing Marketing, and VP of Small Business Marketing. Rob has also held senior management roles in several leading technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Head of Worldwide Marketing for Siebel CRM OnDemand at Siebel Systems (now Oracle), where he helped launch and drive the rapid growth of this business unit, VP of Marketing and Alliances for Edge Dynamics (a venture-funded startup). In addition, he was an early employee at Salesforce.com. Rob started his career in consumer packaged goods as a Brand Manager at Clorox with P&L responsibility across several brands in the home, cleaning, and food categories.

Rob has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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Price Jett

Price Jett
Chief Information Officer

Price Jett leads the Global Technology, Content Publishing and Information Resource teams for CEB. He has overall responsibility for both internal…
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Price Jett leads the Global Technology, Content Publishing, and Information Resource teams for CEB. He has overall responsibility for both internal and client-facing technologies around the globe.  

During his tenure, Price has also served as a leader in CEB’s Finance Practice, serving CFOs globally. While there, Price was responsible for creating knowledge management tools to help the Executive Advisor team serve our membership.

Prior to joining CEB, Price was Managing Partner at Cambridge Technology Partners. He served as Country Manager for the firm’s South American operations out of Sao Paulo. Price was responsible for the firm’s knowledge management and large engagement methodologies. He also designed software for the Aegis Cruiser and Destroyer class of automated battleships, coding algorithms for guided missile systems.

Price holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Physics. He enjoys reading, traveling, and telling stories to his children.

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Melody Jones

Melody Jones
Chief Administrative Officer

Melody Jones oversees all of CEB’s HR, IT, Legal, and Product Development functions.
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Melody Jones oversees all of CEB’s HR, IT, Legal, and Product Development functions.

During her tenure, Melody has overseen the growth of CEB’s professional services business, which provides development experiences for emerging leaders and increases functional effectiveness. She has also used CEB’s tools and insights to implement several best practice innovations in human capital management and ethical leadership, structured the global technology delivery system for effective and efficient service delivery to members and CEB employees, inaugurated the firm’s global philanthropic initiative, and redesigned the new product development process. She spearheads initiatives designed to ensure that the values of the firm are embodied in each employee around the globe.

Prior to assuming her current position, Melody served as the Human Resources Director for T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm. In this capacity, she had overall responsibility for the Human Resources function. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Melody spent eight years at Aon Corporation, a Fortune 50 insurance brokerage and consulting company, serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer. She joined Aon as head of the Midwestern Regional Office of Aon Consulting, and also assumed responsibility for the HR Strategy and Technology consulting practice. Melody also served as a senior consultant with Organizational Dynamics, Inc., and held several leadership positions in a six-year tenure with Citicorp Mortgage.

Melody holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees, both from Southern Illinois University. She has also completed post-graduate work in Organizational Psychology at the University of Missouri. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and competitive ballroom dancing.

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Jesse Levin

Jesse Levin
Head of Corporate Strategy and Development

Jesse Levin oversees Corporate Strategy & Development and is responsible for growth strategy development and execution globally…
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Jesse Levin oversees Corporate Strategy & Development and is responsible for growth strategy development and execution globally, including strategic planning and project management, new product platform and market expansion, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration, strategic alliances, and corporate venturing.

During his tenure, Jesse professionalized CEB’s corporate planning, new product development and M&A capabilities, and led over 20 acquisitions and venture investments across all of the firm’s major domains and geographies. His efforts transformed CEB’s global operating scale and positioned the company as a leading provider of human capital analytics. Previously, Jesse served in various roles in the Office of the Chairman & CEO, New Product Development & Management, and Strategic Research at CEB. 

Jesse serves on the Board of Directors of Payscale, LegalOnRamp, TASGroup, CorpU, and 9Lenses.

Jesse received his bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. Outside of CEB, Jesse enjoys competitive swimming, sport fishing, and helping start-ups.

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Richard Lindahl

Richard Lindahl
Chief Financial Officer

Rich Lindahl oversees the firm’s global financial operations and leads investor relations initiatives.
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Rich Lindahl oversees the firm’s global financial operations and leads investor relations initiatives.

During his tenure, Rich has partnered with the Corporate Leadership Team to develop long-range operating and capital allocation plans that drive sustained growth of enterprise value. As chair of the investments and acquisitions committee, Rich provides strategic, negotiating, and financing guidance for M&A transactions, including the $660 million purchase of SHL Group that increased annualized revenues by 38%. He focuses his energy on improving CEB’s global operating performance, ensuring effective investor communications, optimizing finance and real estate operations, and enhancing risk management processes. Rich also serves as the senior executive liaison to the Audit Committee of the CEB Board of Directors.

Prior to joining CEB, Rich worked at Sprint Nextel Corporation as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He also served in various positions at Nextel Communications, Inc., including as Vice President and Treasurer and in Planning and Analysis roles. Rich held the position of Vice President, Finance, at Pocket Communications, Inc. Rich has also held positions with MCI Communications, Deloitte & Touche, and Casher Associates.

Rich earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College. He enjoys golf, skiing, tennis, and playing guitar.

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Haniel Lynn

Haniel Lynn
Group President

Haniel Lynn oversees CEB’s Best Practices & Decision Support offerings, including the membership-based Leadership Councils, which equip senior…
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Haniel Lynn oversees CEB’s Best Practices & Decision Support offerings, including the membership-based Leadership Councils, which equip senior leaders with insights and tools to transform their operations.

In this capacity, Haniel leads a global team of researchers and Executive Advisor™ employees who identify best practices from the world’s most progressive companies, architect actionable solutions proven to drive bottom-line results, and convene senior leaders to collectively address and overcome management challenges.

Prior to his current role, Haniel led the Sales, Marketing, and Communications and Financial Services practices, where he was instrumental in bringing business-critical insights to market. Under his direction, CEB published the Wall Street Journal best-selling book The Challenger Sale and, more recently, The Effortless Experience—both lauded for challenging conventional wisdom and shifting management paradigms. He originally joined CEB as the Managing Director of the New Product Development group and later also led CEB’s Solutions business.

Prior to joining CEB, Haniel was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at LYTE, Inc., where he developed the business and operating model, led partnership development activities, and raised capital to support the growth of the early-stage company. Prior to LYTE, he spent a number of years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, providing counsel on marketing, strategy, operations, and organization design issues for leading companies globally. Early in his career, Haniel worked with GE Information Services on software applications development, product marketing and management, and technical client support.

Haniel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from the Wharton School. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially on great ski vacations and international travel.

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Anthony Parslow

Anthony Parslow
General Manager - EMEA and ANZ Markets

Anthony Parslow oversees go-to-market operations for CEB’s Best Practices & Decision Support offerings in EMEA and APAC.
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Anthony Parslow oversees go-to-market operations for CEB’s Best Practices & Decision Support offerings in EMEA and APAC. His commercial organizations partner with C-suite executives to helpthem to drive disproportionate business gains by more effectively optimizing talent investments, identifying and reducing risk, and enabling and accelerating growth.
In this capacity, Anthony is responsible for ensuring CEB is globally relevant and connected to what the best companies do irrespective of business culture or background. This includes prioritizing markets and investments, ensuring strong relationships with CEB members, and building effective partnerships and links across countries and clients. He is passionate about connecting leaders across EMEA and APAC with actionable solutions proven to drive bottom-line results.
During his tenure, Anthony has been instrumental in growing CEB’s global business. He joined the firm as Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Global Development, with responsibility for CEB’s global corporate strategy (including all avenues for organic and inorganic growth), and also ran CEB's Professional Services businesses. In his strategy role, Anthony led a deeper focus on business returns from effective management of talent, including leading the acquisition and integration of global talent assessment and analytics leader SHL, now CEB SHL Talent Measurement. He previously served as the Chief Operating and Customer Officer for that organization.

Prior to joining CEB, Anthony held leadership positions at IBM, Forrester and Datamonitor. At all three organizations, his focus was on driving international growth. In his time as General Manager of Datamonitor, he oversaw a 59% increase in profits and a 50% growth in share price at Forrester, he led turnarounds to re-establish growth in both EMEA and APAC. Throughout his career, Anthony has led numerous efforts to re-align or accelerate overall go-to-market strategies and drive the associated changes necessary for success.
Anthony received a First Class Honors Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Diploma in International Management from EM Strasbourg Business School. In his personal life he is busy trying to hit his century club of countries visited and enjoys traveling lesser-beaten paths, hiking, swimming, and reading voraciously while on long flights.

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Kurt Reisenberg

Kurt Reisenberg
Chief Commercial Officer

Kurt is CEB's Chief Commercial Officer in charge of the sales and account management teams who represent all of our products and services to clients…
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Kurt is CEB’s Chief Commercial Officer in charge of the sales and account management teams who represent all of our products and services to clients in North America. 

Prior to assuming the CCO position, Kurt served as Group Leader responsible for several practice areas in the company’s Best Practices & Decision Support business, including Finance, Risk & Audit, Compliance & Legal, and Strategy & Operations. His research and advisory teams equipped leaders with the insights and tools to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their functional departments and, by doing so, to create unique value for the enterprise.  Prior to that, he oversaw the company’s account management approach for strategic customers, and previously led Leadership Councils for wealth management, insurance, and retail banking for CEB's Financial Services practice.

Kurt graduated with honors, magna cum laude, from Brown University. He is an avid musician with eclectic listening tastes, and enjoys tennis and spending precious hours with his family.

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Warren Thune

Warren Thune
Group President

Warren Thune oversees CEB’s talent management offerings which equip corporate leaders to maximize talent investments by applying…
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Warren Thune oversees CEB’s talent management offerings which equip corporate leaders to maximize talent investments by applying the same level of rigor and discipline to talent decisions as they do other corporate assets.

In this capacity, Warren oversees business, product, and commercial teams that drive innovation and client outcomes across CEB’s broad set of talent offerings, including selection and assessment, talent planning and analytics, workforce surveys, performance management, and development.

During his tenure, Warren has worked with thousands of executives, in 30 functional roles to unlock the potential of organizations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of management. He has overseen CEB's HR, IT, Sales & Service, Strategy, R&D, Operations, and Government practices; he continues to lead the firm's Global Research Office. Warren has been instrumental in building and supporting teams that can identify, create, and distribute scalable IP to be distributed across CEB's member and client base. Warren’s teams have created numerous frame-breaking research studies, including Driving Breakthrough Performance in the New Work Environment and The Future of Corporate IT, and launched new SaaS platforms such as Roadmap Builder.

Before joining CEB, Warren spent over 10 years with Oliver Wyman (then known as Mercer Management Consulting)—the last three as a Senior Partner running the firm's San Francisco office. At Oliver Wyman, he concentrated on developing customer-focused corporate strategies across numerous industries.

Warren received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys photography, sports, and watching his kids grow.

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CEB in the Community

Firm values drive growth at CEB. As global community service is a cornerstone of the entire firms’ culture, the natural extension of the spirit of generosity is CEB in the Community. Our aim is to bring the spirit of generosity to the communities in which we work and live.

With a goal of an impactful global philanthropy program, we seek to partner with community service organizations that demonstrate alignment with our four firm values: Member Impact, the Spirit of Generosity, Force of Ideas, and Stewardship of Exceptional Talent. Our resources are directed so as to make our philanthropic partners even better at what they do and empower our employees to transform the communities they serve.

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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 would like work with CEB please contact our Small Business Liaison – Shanda Stout – sstout@cebglobal.com or via mail – Attention Shanda Stout, CEB Global Procurement, 1919 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209, USA.