Russell Reynolds Associates Strengthens Chicago Office with the Appointment
of Norm Yustin and John Madera
Search firm adds industry experts to Consumer and Technology Sectors
NEW YORK -- November 12, 2013
Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates today
announced the continued growth of the firm’s Chicago office with the additions
of Norm Yustin and John Madera. Norm is a member of the firm’s Consumer Sector
and Retail Practice and John joins the firm’s Technology Sector and
Information Officers Practice.
“John and Norm collectively bring to our clients nearly three decades of
client advisory experience, as well as hands-on knowledge of the key
leadership traits that are required in the C-suite to drive transformational
change,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’
Chicago office. “We are thrilled to welcome the expertise they bring to our
clients and our team.”
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Norm was President at Havas
Worldwide, where he led a team of 350 people providing advertising, marketing,
corporate communications, digital, social and media solutions to clients that
included Sony PlayStation, Citibank, DISH, Reynolds Wrap and Laughing Cow,
among others. Prior to Havas, Norm served as the first Global Chief Marketing
Officer for Claire’s Stores, Inc., where he oversaw brand strategy, creative
development, public relations, social media, production and in-store
presentation for 3,400 Claire's and Icing stores worldwide. Earlier, he was
based in Minneapolis and served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Macy’s
North (Marshall Fields), where he was instrumental in the “My Macy’s”
merchandising strategy and “Magic of Macy’s” brand strategy and creative
campaign. Previously, Norm spent 15 years in progressively senior roles in
global advertising agencies including Fallon Worldwide, Leo Burnett, and
Ogilvy & Mather.
Norm received his degree in Business Administration at the Ivey School of
Business, University of Western Ontario.
John Madera is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector, focusing his search
efforts on Information Officers. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates,
John spent several years with Ernst & Young as a Senior Manager, Business
Advisory. There, he managed a range of business transformation initiatives for
Fortune 500 clients across industries. Before that, he spent four years with
BearingPoint Inc. as a Manager, Management Consulting. John’s work there
included helping a major client develop a company-wide, cross-functional
merger integration methodology that aimed to boost speed of target
integration, increase cross-functional collaboration, and capture merger
synergies. John began his career as a Senior Procurement Specialist at KBR,
Inc. in the Middle East.
John received his B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State
About Russell Reynolds Associates
Leadership, Succession and Search.Russell Reynolds Associates is a global
leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for chief executive
officers, boards of directors and key roles within the C-suite. With more than
300 consultants in 42 offices around the world, we work closely with both
public and private organizations across all industries and regions.We help
our clients build boards and executive teams that can meet the challenges and
opportunities presented by the digital, economic, environmental and political
trends that are reshaping the global business environment.
www.russellreynolds.com.Follow us on Twitter: @RRAonLeadership.
Taylor Smith, 212-508-9627
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