New York, NY
Biographies, Marketing, Personal Finance, FinTech
- Expertise in both traditional and digital content development for a corporate audience as Editor/Researcher for cross-industry CEO/board search at a global management consultancy and life sciences executive search at a boutique search firm
- Four years in cross-sector CEO/board search at Egon Zehnder
- Served as an in-house writer/editor for a range of client-facing material, including career histories as well as press releases and various marketing materials
Ann Behan has spent 10 years interviewing and profiling subject matter experts to elicit their industry and technical expertise, strategic orientation, and financial acumen in complex sectors. She has had extensive experience translating technical, scientific, and medical information into accessible English with sufficient detail to convey the specific information of interest to a range of target audiences, from the general public to corporate clients. In this capacity, she has become adept at distilling high volumes of complex material into get-smart summaries tailored to either expert or non-expert audiences.
Ann’s writing and editing experience in a CEO/board/executive search context has been focused on topics with broader applicability, e.g., management team dynamics, company descriptions, and career histories that transform the analysis of business competencies into compelling narratives that bring the executives to life in specific market situations.
Her portfolio includes biographies of major players in economics (Paul Krugman, Oliver Williamson, Harry Markowitz, Milton Friedman); financial services (Charlie Munger, Adena Friedman, Robert F. Smith); technology (Larry Ellison); retail (Amancio Ortega, Bernard Arnault, Larry Montgomery); cryptocurrency (Charlie Lee); and healthcare (Mac Crawford).
Ann has also written introductions to topics of general interest, including marketing (social media marketing, brand loyalty, market segmentation, holistic marketing) and investing (ETFs vs. index funds, ticker symbols for stock options, 529 investment plans, tax-loss harvesting) as well as personal finance (financial tips, wine clubs, student aid index).
Ann has a B.A. in East Asian Studies, with a concentration in Japanese Language and Literature, from the University of Maryland, College Park.