Max DeZara has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002 and served as Vice President from 2004 to 2007. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Akoya Capital, LLC and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, management assessment, and human capital consulting. He founded Carlyle Group and currently serves as Chairman of this leading Midwest executive search firm. He is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Executive's Club of Chicago. He previously served as President of the National Association of Executive Recruiters. He is the parent of two CCS students.