J. Sulkowicz, M.D.
Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is the founder and Managing Principal of Boswell Group LLC, a consulting firm based in New York. He advises CEO’s, boards and investors at some of the world’s most successful publicly traded as well as privately held businesses.
In addition to his primary role as a confidant to CEOs, Dr. Sulkowicz’s consulting practice focuses on guiding boards through CEO succession; advising CEOs on boardroom and leadership team dynamics, as well as enhancing self-awareness in leaders; assessing CEOs and senior teams for investors; advising family businesses through special situations; and providing psychological profiling in negotiations.
Dr. Sulkowicz writes and speaks on a range of topics related to the psychology of leadership and business, and was a regular columnist for BusinessWeek and Fast Company magazines. His landmark article “Worse than Enemies: The CEO’s Destructive Confidant” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in February 2004, and he also served as an expert commentator for an HBR case study on CEO succession in the May 2006 issue. He has been published and cited in numerous national and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, The Washington Post, and Reuters News.
Dr. Sulkowicz is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award. He is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, the Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry, and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. He serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights, the New York Center for Children, the Lucy Daniels Foundation, and the Acumen Fund Advisory Council.