Damian Zikakis

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Damian Zikakis

(Detroit, Michigan)


Damian Zikakis has been working in coaching, career development and retained executive search for more than 18 years. He coaches executives principally at the director level and above and has experience coaching in the functional areas of finance, marketing, and human resources, and within the financial, technology, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing non-profit industries. His areas of focus include executive presence, onboarding, leadership, organization, efficiency, managing teams, and communications.

Damian began coaching while serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Coach University. As the Director of Career Services for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, he managed a team of 27 people who delivered career and executive coaching to thousands of students and alumni. In this role, he coached numerous MBA alumni who had achieved senior-level management positions. Damian has also presented dozens of workshops around the world and advised companies on recruitment strategies understanding from an inside perspective what it takes for executives to succeed. For five years, Damian served on the Board of MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, a non-profit professional association with over 800 global members, as Treasurer and President.
Previously, Damian worked as a CFO and began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse & Co.
Damian earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, and passed his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination on the first attempt. He completed the Corporate Coach U business coach training program. While director of career services at Michigan Ross, he completed the Executive Education Program, The Positive Leader: Deep Change and Organizational Transformation.