Strategic Alliances

Through relationships with Fortune 500 Chief Human Resources Officers, involvement in multiple professional associations, and strategic affiliations with leading universities, EXec EXcel Group LLC president Ian Ziskin maintains direct connections around the globe with practitioners and best practices that work.


  • Ian is Executive in Residence and advisor to the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the Marshall School of Business. He has played a similar role in the past at the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
  • He teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education classes at Cornell University, the University of Southern California, and others.
  • Ian is a Senior Advisor to World 50 Inc., where he consults for its HR50 and Next HR50 programs.
  • Ian is a current and past member of multiple boards and executive committees, including Vice Chairman, HR Policy Association; Vice Chairman, USC Marshall School of Business; Executive Committee and Program Chair, Personnel Round Table; USC Center for Effective Organizations (CEO); Cornell University Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies (CAHRS); HR People & Strategy; as well as the HR50 and CHRO Board Academy, where he was a founding member of both organizations.
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