About

Who We Are


The Vanguard Group for Leadership supports senior executives as they build high-performance organizations, and take their leadership, and their teams’, to higher levels. As part of our work, we also can help top leaders develop a meaningful sense of purpose and culture that will deliver results for their organization — and catalyze change when needed.

We work across sectors, with extensive experience in healthcare. We have special expertise in supporting leaders as they drive change or transformation, and as they take on new roles or responsibilities.

The Vanguard Group’s founder and principal is Ken Banta. Ken helped to lead the transformational turnarounds of Pharmacia, Schering-Plough and Bausch + Lomb, with a focus on building strong leadership and dynamic new cultures. These roles, and similar work with other companies, have resulted in an unusual combination of experience developing top level leadership capabilities and driving organizational change, and directly advising CEOs and top leaders.

In addition to working with senior leadership teams, Ken is the founder of The Vanguard Forums, the by-invitation development programs for next-generation top leaders.

How We Work

Our approach is highly pragmatic and real-world experience based. We help CEOs and senior executive teams identify the areas for leadership focus and action, and then work with them to accomplish their goals.

Our engagement can range from one-on-one roles as sounding board and advisor, to working with a leadership team, to advising on and supporting organizational transformation.

The Vanguard Group is a small, highly experienced team. Engagements are led by Ken Banta directly.