Zachary Van Rossum

Zack is a founding partner at Springpoint Partners. His expertise is in developmental psychology, organizational learning, and instructional design. Zachary is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University where he teaches courses on leadership, organizational behavior, and adult development.

Zack has done consulting work in a variety of companies and organizations, both in the US and abroad, including Ketchum, Teach for America, People and Nature Trust (Botswana), Columbia University and Harvard University. Zack has taught workshops and courses at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Harvard University, Columbia University, and University of Milan.

Zack holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. His dissertation investigated the role of social perspective taking in leadership decision-making, describing what this process looks like across three levels of psychological development. Zack also holds a masters degree in Buddhism and contemplative psychology from Harvard Divinity School and a bachelors degree in transpersonal psychology from the University of California-Santa Cruz. Zack is certified in Executive Coaching through Columbia University and as a mediator through Harvard Law School, and has specialized training in the Subject-Object Interview assessment and the Immunity to Change process developed by Robert Kegan at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Originally from Chico, California, Zack enjoys biking, skiing, and spending time outdoors.