J. Sulkowicz, M.D.
Kerry J. Sulkowicz, M.D. is the founder and Managing Principal of Boswell Group LLC, a CEO advisory firm. One of the nation’s leading corporate psychoanalysts and psychiatrists, Dr. Sulkowicz advises CEOs, corporate directors and other business leaders in some of the world’s most successful corporations. Dr. Sulkowicz has consulted to leaders in a wide range of industries, including Fortune 500 companies in financial services, manufacturing, luxury goods, transportation, media and healthcare, along with hedge funds and private equity firms, technology companies, management consulting firms, family-owned enterprises and a major university.
Dr. Sulkowicz serves as a sounding board to CEOs on psychological aspects of leadership in complex organizations. He also specializes in advising boards on the process of CEO succession, helping them navigate the transition to new leadership. He is an expert on senior management team and boardroom dynamics, and helps on a range of issues including: a CEOs evolving leadership style; 360-degree and high-stakes hiring assessments; corporate culture change at the top; board - management interactions; and leadership crises. Dr. Sulkowicz is also known for his work conducting research and due diligence on leaders for investors, including money managers, venture capitalists and private equity firms.
A regular columnist for Business Week magazine from 2006 to 2009, Dr. Sulkowicz wrote the monthly “Analyze This” column on the psychology of business. Prior to Business Week, he was a Contributing Editor at Fast Company magazine, where he wrote the monthly “Corporate Shrink” column for three years. Recently he has been a regular blogger on leadership for BNET.com and Reuters.com. In all, he has written more than 75 columns on business issues. His landmark article “Worse than Enemies: The CEO’s Destructive Confidant” appeared in the February 2004 issue of the Harvard Business Review, and he was an expert commentator for the May 2006 Harvard Business Review case study on CEO succession and corporate innovation. He is frequently cited in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, Time, and Newsweek, and is also a regular guest on business TV programs, including CNBC Squawk Box, Bullseye, On the Money, NBC Nightline, BBC World News, and NPR Marketplace.
Dr. Sulkowicz is a founding member of the Committee on Corporate and Organizational Consultation of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and served as Chair of the Association’s Committee on Public Information. He received the Association’s Edith Sabshin Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Teacher Award at New York University School of Medicine, where he is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He is also an active member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Dr. Sulkowicz was a regular columnist for Business Week magazine from 2006-2009, writing the biweekly “Analyze This” column, A Texas native and graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Sulkowicz earned his M.D. from the University of Texas, and was Chief Resident in psychiatry at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Sulkowicz serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights, the New York Center for Children, and the Lucy Daniels Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Acumen Fund.