Meet The Team
Adam Bandelli, Ph.D.

Adam C. Bandelli, Ph.D.

Founder & Managing Director

Dr. Adam C. Bandelli is the Founder & visionary Managing Director of Bandelli & Associates. He has 20 years of management and leadership advisory consulting experience in the firm’s service offerings, including board consultation, senior executive selection, leadership development, CEO succession, organizational culture, and transformational change.

Adam is the author of the books Relational Intelligence: The Five Essential Skills You Need to Build Life-Changing Relationships, and What Every Leader Needs: The Ten Universal and Indisputable Competencies of Leadership Effectiveness, which have received strong reviews from prominent business leaders. Adam is an expert on communication, relational intelligence, and leadership effectiveness having worked with CEOs and senior executives to strengthen their abilities to inspire and influence their people, teams, and organizations. The mission of his firm is to help leaders identify, unlock, and unleash their true potential.

Adam has worked with executives around the world in organizations ranging from small start-up firms through global Fortune 100 companies. Sectors he has served include private equity, financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, medical devices, retail, energy, pharmaceuticals, sports and entertainment, and telecommunications.

Prior to founding Bandelli & Associates, Adam was a Partner at Korn Ferry, where he led the Private Equity assessment practice for North America. Earlier in his career, he was a Partner at RHR International, where he served as one of the firm’s leaders on Board and CEO Succession, High Potential Development, Senior Team Effectiveness, and Executive Assessments.

Adam received his Ph.D. and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree concentrating in Psychology and Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Acknowledged as an expert on leadership, relational intelligence, and organizational culture, he is a frequent speaker at business and professional meetings including the Society of Consulting Psychology and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology