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Larry Emond

Senior Partner

I found Modern to truly be a different kind of executive search, coaching and advisory firm, with a special focus on diverse talent, as well as a keen emphasis on both the client and candidate experience. To also be able to grow a practice within that framework, well, who wouldn’t want to seize an opportunity like that?

Larry Emond is a Senior Partner at Modern. Most of his focus is on advisory work with CHROs. He also manages a global network of 750 CHROs, regularly bringing them together to discuss common challenges and opportunities. 

Previously Larry was Managing Director, Global Leadership Advisory, at Gallup, where he spent 29 years. Prior to creating the global CHRO network, he served as Gallup's Managing Partner of a region that included the Western US, Asia, and the Middle East. He also served for more than a decade as Gallup’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Publisher. As CMO, his responsibilities included overseeing the development of the company’s broad range of analytics, advisory and learning services. As Executive Publisher, he directed Gallup’s publishing efforts, including books and the Gallup Business Journal. Under his leadership, Gallup authored many groundbreaking books, including First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths; StrengthsFinder 2.0; Strengths Based Leadership; and The Coming Jobs War. During his time as Executive Publisher, Gallup published 5 of the 25 bestselling management books of all time.

Larry began his career at Gallup in 1992, when he started Gallup’s operations in Tokyo. Before joining Gallup, he worked for several years at the Japan Management Association Research Institute, a regional economic and management think tank.

He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on a variety of topics including the Future of Work, Future of HR, Future of Learning, DEI, HR Technology and Automation, Performance Management, and Leadership.

He received his bachelor’s degree in international commerce, Asian Studies and Japanese language from San Diego State University.