Michael Krot is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of KSE Leadership, a boutique leadership consulting firm with global reach. He works with CEOs, CHROs, and heads of business units to accelerate talent readiness, team performance, and profitable growth. He brings distinctive expertise in executive assessment as an enabler of succession planning, executive development, and talent management.
Before KSE, Michael was a partner with The Miles Group, where he focused on executive assessment, succession planning, executive development, and senior team effectiveness, serving enterprise clients in the high tech, industrial, financial services, energy, and consumer industries.
Previously, Michael as a partner in the Leadership Consulting practice at Heidrick & Struggles, where he served enterprise clients in the areas of executive assessment, talent management, succession planning, executive development, team effectiveness, and board development. During his six years with Heidrick, Michael completed hundreds of executive assessments of senior leaders at major technology, industrial, life sciences, financial services, and consumer companies, on six continents.
Michael began his career as an officer and operating manager in the United States Navy, based in Japan. After serving in the Navy for six years and completing his graduate studies, he joined McKinsey & Company as a business strategy consultant. Subsequently, Michael was a leadership development consultant and executive coach with The Monitor Group.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master’s degree in education from Stanford University Graduate School of Education.