We facilitate global success everhart@ionisinternational.com

who we are

We are a Global Network

Over the past quarter century we have developed an extensie team of partners, consultants, coaches, facilitators, and solution designers (both digital and traditional.) Our network includes colleagues in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. We carefully select our associates for their global business acumen, multicultural mindset, creativity, ethics and practical experience. 

David Everhart

Co-founder & CEO
Executive-level Leader, Learning & Development Consultant
Facilitator and Coach

our founder & CEO

David Everhart is a purpose-driven leader with thirty years of experience in the global corporate arena. His mission is to enable the global success of people, teams, and organizations. An unapologetic advocate for responsible globalization, David believes that increasing respectful and inclusive interactions across boundaries of all kinds is the best path for building stable, peaceful, and sustainable communities.


Mr. Everhart has extensive experience working with international organizations, primarily in the private sector. Since starting his first company in 1989 (with a partner and Japanese investors) he has been building and delivering leadership and talent development solutions to multi-national companies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the U.S.

David is an experienced leader. Over the past twenty years he has held senior-level roles with global talent consulting firms including Korn Ferry, Aperian Global, and Mannaz. He has had P/L responsibility for both regional and global businesses. He has been involved with building new enterprises, integrating strategic acquisitions, restructuring organizations and teams, and working across complex global systems.

Education, Interests, and Family

Mr. Everhart holds a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cornell University. He has a strong working knowledge of Japanese. He is certified on numerous global leadership and intercultural assessment tools. Though his permanent home is in the U.S., he has lived in China, Japan, Germany, and is currently based in London. He has been happily married for over 25 years and has two adult daughters. When not working David prefers to be outside or exploring the world. He has designed and led cultural exploration journeys for many years to Japan, and occasionally to Latin America and Indonesia. He is an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, and water sports enthusiast.

“I found David to be an intelligent, thoughtful, and dedicated professional and a compassionate and inclusive leader. He excelled at bringing people together and creating a collaborative and respectful work environment. Because of his breadth of experience in global business, he also brought considerable knowledge of global mindset and leadership, which was invaluable. Beyond these attributes, David is among the kindest and most authentic human beings I have known. I could not feel stronger about endorsing him.”

Terry R Bacon

Book Author & Entrepreneur

“David is the quintessential professional. He brings wisdom, grace, compassion, insight and well-traveled experience to both strategic and day-to-day issues. As a manager he creates a culture of true collegiality – one of respect and appreciation of differences. As a coach, he brings quiet candor and straightforward wisdom to senior executives and global clients. Finally, as a colleague he is a true pleasure to work with and learn from. His curiosity, humor, kindness and openness to learning (and sharing his observations and insights) makes David a fascinating person in both social and professional contexts.”

Janet Feldman

Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

“David is a very seasoned and savvy leadership consultant and executive coach. Through his years in Asia, he has developed considerable insights into the changing nature of leadership in a flat global world. His deep international experience and his ability to work at the senior-most level in large global corporations make him a uniquely qualified consultant for executive-level work in the area of leadership development.”

Brigitte Morel-Curran

Senior Partner Board and CEO Practice, Korn Ferry