Dominic Cottone

Dominic Cottone

Dominic Cottone

Senior Managing Director
Leadership Consulting


+1 (312) 893-2357


Dominic is Senior Managing Director of the Leadership Consulting group at Ferguson Partners, based in the firm’s Chicago office. His primary functional emphasis is CEO Advisory, and he currently works with numerous CEOs and Board Chairs on issues related to leadership development; talent strategy; executive team effectiveness; organizational design; and culture and diversity. He is also involved in the CHRO, Hospitality/Gaming and PE/REIM Practices at Ferguson Partners.

Dominic’s approach to leadership development is underpinned by his experience managing Fortune clients, operating in multiple industries with C-Suite executives and developing internal and external talent. He has assessed over 1,000 senior leaders and coached more than 200 executives around the world. In addition to his executive development experience, Dominic has led internal learning and development programs for corporations and professional services firms, founded academic and leadership programs for institutions of higher education and lectured on crisis management and executive communication.

Prior to co-founding the Leadership Consulting group at Ferguson Partners, Dominic worked as a Managing Consultant in a global, boutique consulting firm, and before then he founded a leadership consultancy specializing in strategic thinking; group decision-making; ethical leadership; inclusion and diversity; and presentation and persuasion. He earned his Master’s degree in Organizational Communication, Learning and Design and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from Ithaca College, which recognized him as one of its “Most Outstanding Alumni.” Dominic also earned the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s “Administrator of the Year” honor and has been publicly acknowledged by the CEOs he has coached for his contributions to their firms.

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