Christian von Bogdandy
Managing Director
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Leads the firm's Change Management West Region Practice
20+ years of experience in change management and supporting strategic transformations
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Christian von Bogdandy is a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal and leads the Change Management West Region Practice. He is a trusted business partner to senior executives with a focus on creating shared vision and delivering results. Mr. von Bogdandy has more than 20 years of experience in change management and supporting strategic transformations.

Mr. von Bogdandy specializes in strategy execution, acquisition integration, system implementations and organizational effectiveness. He is a recognized expert in building powerful leadership alliances and developing and executing efficient strategies to drive change adoption. His experience includes developing sponsorship alignment, impact and stakeholder assessments, training, communication and adoption measurements approaches. Mr. von Bogdandy has recently presented at multiple international conferences on the topic of change management and transformations.

Mr. von Bogdandy has held internal leadership positions at Cisco, Gap and Symantec. At Symantec, he reported to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Sales and Marketing Operations and held leadership positions in the acquisition integration team. Mr. von Bogdandy worked directly with the Chief Executive Officer on key strategic initiatives, including the development of a company-wide change management approach.

At Cisco, Mr. von Bogdandy led a 19-member change management team in support of a transformational Oracle implementation in the Services Organization, touching over 19,000 global employees and partners. This transformation resulted in a drastic improvement of operational efficiencies while shortening the go-to-market time of new service products.

Previously, Mr. von Bogdandy reported to the strategy SVP at Gap. He drove the development and implementation of a company-wide change management approach and led the transformation of the finance organization, including the expansion of Gap’s Shared Service Center. He was also part of the strategic team to lower the general and administrative cost by over $200 million.

Prior to his career as an internal practitioner, Mr. von Bogdandy spent 10 years as a consultant with Arthur Andersen and BearingPoint. He led the West Coast Strategic Change Management practice at BearingPoint. His consulting assignments include Applied Materials, Intel, Cadence, GE, Polycom, Honeywell, Qualcomm, Chevron, Olympus and Daimler.

Mr. von Bogdandy earned an MBA in engineering from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, where he subsequently taught courses on systems thinking and consulting. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Sofia University.