Fran Cherny

Managing Director

As a member of Axialent’s founding team, Fran combines the experience of opening new markets, partnering with global clients in their transformation journeys, and creating business operating platforms from scratch.

In his prior position as general manager for Axialent Europe, Fran pioneered our presence in that market, serving clients in more than 20 cities in the region and creating a team of 80 consultants. Before that, he was vice president of business development leading our global marketing and sales efforts and opening new markets in Latin America.

Prior to Axialent, Fran was a consultant for the Department of International Relations at Shell Capsa. He was responsible for diagnostics and strategic planning of all community development programs, implementing a process to assess projects’ feasibility and decide on funding, and creating a guidebook on project assessment and execution that became a reference in the corporate social responsibility community.

Fran studied business administration with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations. He was the director of the nonprofit Fundación Iniciativa, which promotes leadership among Latin American youth, and has presented many workshops on topics including “Youth Participation in Social Development” and “Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations.” In recognition of his involvement in the community and successful career at a young age, the Argentinean Magazine Twenty-three named Fran a “Model for Society” in October 2000.

In his free time, Fran enjoys trekking in the outdoors, practicing sports such as soccer and tennis, and reading history and fiction. He also likes to travel and experience new cultures.

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Recent Posts by Francisco
The Three Most Common Pitfalls of Culture Change
By Fran Cherny
After more than ten years’ experience facilitating and advising on culture transformation programs, I have identified three common pitfalls that trap most executives during the change process. My purpose in this article is to discuss how these pitfalls emerge and suggest three concrete solutions that could help to avoid them...
Talks@Galp - "Making Change Happen"
By Fran Cherny
Fran Cherny delivered a keynote to the business leaders from Galp Energia, the biggest company in Portugal, about how to make change happen. Click to watch the first series of short clips from his talk.
Lead to Transform: Why we Fail at Change
By Fran Cherny
Have you been trying to change something that is not working? Did you expect someone to change, but they didn't. Check out this webinar!
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Areas of Expertise
  1. Coaching and facilitation
  2. Teamwork and organizational leadership
  3. Human issues that hinder business success
  4. Learning and personal effectiveness