TED CONGDON Managing Principal
Granite Peak Advisors was founded and is led by Ted Congdon. His career has been devoted to marrying the capabilities of people with the needs of organizations and with the common good. Ted has 15 years of experience building corporate recruiting functions and talent management capability, and 10 years of experience as a retained executive search consultant. A key element of all of this work has been helping organizations develop strong practices to identify, attract and manage exceptional leaders and other high value talent. Extensive coaching and relationship building has been central to Ted's approach in guiding the hiring of approximately 1000 individuals, always with a focus on long term success and organizational impact.
Ted has seen careers rise and fall, and rise again. He has interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life at all stages of development. He has built and managed high-performing teams. As a friend, a colleague, and a professional, he has listened to the stories of people from around the world and motivated them to make the most of their work life.
Ted has a passion for craftsmanship of all kinds, hiking and backpacking high up in California's Sierra Nevada range, and for the potential and gifts which each of us hold. He studied and earned a degree in History and Economics at Williams College. Ted is married to Melissa Mechem Congdon, M.D. Ted and Melissa met as college students and are the parents of two children in their late teens and early twenties.