About Edward Kazemek
As the principal founder and Chairman of ACCORD LIMITED, Mr. Kazemek works closely with other ACCORD consultants to ensure the highest level of quality service and to identify creative solutions to the issues and problems facing our clients.
Mr. Kazemek has approximately 40 years of experience in the management consulting field serving a variety of industries and types of organizations, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, not-for-profit, closely-held and Fortune 1000 companies. Before co-founding ACCORD, Mr. Kazemek was a national partner in one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Kazemek was the Chairman of a highly successful national consulting firm, which he co-founded in 1974.
Mr. Kazemek’s areas of specialization include: governance assessment, restructuring and development; strategic planning; organizational analysis and development; change management; merger/collaborative arrangements; facilitating integration and effective management in complex organizations.
More than 80 articles/monographs written by Mr. Kazemek have been published in professional and trade journals and newspapers and magazines, including the best-selling white papers published by The Governance Institute in San Diego on the board’s role in strategic direction-setting, the evolution of health systems, and addressing growing challenges to an institution’s integrity, and hospital-physician collaboration. Mr. Kazemek is a frequent speaker on a number of business and health care subjects, such as strategic planning approaches, governance effectiveness, change management, merger/collaborative ventures, and organization development issues. He was also on the faculty and one of the Governance Advisors of The Governance Institute in San Diego, California for over 15 years.
Mr. Kazemek completed his undergraduate and graduate work in the Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He also completed a number of post-graduate programs in organization development and change management, including Cape Cod Institute workshops taught by Dr. Edgar Schein and Dr. Warren Bennis.