Carla Zilka is the
NexGen Advisors LLC, a global corporate
restructuring and business
transformation firm advising Fortune 1000 CEOs
and Private Equity firms to
develop long term strategies for growth and
operational excellence. She also
acts as interim CEO and COO of companies she
advises to help ensure they reach
their strategic goals. NexGen, founded in 2007,
works with market-leading
organizations and private equity firms, among
them Hertz, ServiceMaster,
Whirlpool, NCR, Phillips, Deutsche Bank
CD&R, Riverside and others. She is
currently acting as CEO of TruSage
International, a health and wellness
In her role as Principal Advisor, Ms. Zilka is a trusted counselor to Private Equity Partners and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies. Ms. Zilka has assembled a team of well established professionals, all of whom are certified in the Six Sigma and the KEIRSEY Temperament Assessment methodologies. Ms. Zilka and her team have developed a series of proprietary, patent-pending tools and methodologies for business transformation.
Prior to founding NexGen, Ms. Zilka was a Senior Consultant at Towers Perrin. As a Practice Leader in Restructuring and Talent Management, she was responsible for developing the firmís restructuring methodologies and services as well as working on large scale transformations. Clients included Johnson& Johnson, American Express, Xerox, Pitney Bowes, VNS and Hertz. Other areas of responsibility included M&A, Change Management, and Organizational Design.
Before joining Towers Perrin, Ms. Zilka worked at GE in various businesses and management roles. Most recently as Vice President of Growth for Consumer Finance, where she was responsible for leading large-scale M&A and Integration deals for a $3-billion business. In that role, she created the standard due diligence process toolkit using Six Sigma, which was seen as a best practice at GE.