Reynold Lewke

Search Consultant and Career/Triathlon Coach

Leadership Council

Reynold has a deep personal passion for sports and lifetime fitness. Some of his earliest motivational memories are of his father, a family practice and sports medicine specialist, running with Reynold, age seven, a mile before breakfast several times a week. This parental encouragement motivated Reynold to explore a variety of sports growing up, including swim team at the Y, lacrosse and ice hockey on a club level, and soccer, football, basketball and track in high school. With his own three sons and a daughter, he encouraged the same “free range" exploration of sports. Channeling his father, he has, and still does, enjoy running and cycling with each of them. Over the years, he has spent countless hours in all weather conditions as a parent on the sidelines, as well as assistant coach and team parent, for a wide variety of sports ranging from basketball and swimming to triathlon and soccer, including spending four years in Germany with two teenage sons playing club soccer. Currently, he is a NASM Certified Professional Trainer with Performance Enhancement Certification, Certified Ironman Coach, has completed 50+ triathlons, including 16 Ironman distance, and loves to mentor and coach regular people of all ages to choose healthy lifestyles and become triathletes.

Reynold is the author of the best-selling book, "Hired for Youth – Fired for Age: Taking Charge of Your Career at 50+", that is based on his 25+ year executive search career, including over 20 years with Egon Zehnder, during which time he has counseled thousands of professionals across the US, Europe and Asia. Professionally, in addition to his search practice, he does career coaching helping individuals at all career stages deal with the rapidly changing job market, especially the challenges of redeployment after corporate restructuring, and advises several startups. On the nonprofit side, Reynold is active with the MIT Alumni Association in a variety of roles over the last decades, and has previously served on the Boards of The Tech Museum of San Jose and the YMCA of the Adirondacks, Silver Bay. 

Previously, he was a Lawyer and Black Hawk Program Manager at United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, and practiced as a lawyer in New York City.  Reynold grew up at MIT in Course 16, Aero/Astro, with his SB and SM. He then did air and space law at McGill University Law School, his MBA in finance and marketing evenings at NYU Stern School, and was a Health4America Fellow studying chronic disease at Stanford Medical School.

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