Co-head, CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates
Company Info: Russell Reynolds Associates
Web site: www.RussellReynolds.com
Address: 200 South Wacker Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60606
Advice: Leaders need to have a vision with flexibility. Your work must go beyond your normal day; never give up the details but broaden your thinking beyond the traditional.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: I look for innovative thinking, operational excellence; sustainability of performance through down cycles. I am interested in your listening skills and making sure your ego is in check. I want to know if you are good at hiring people, mentoring them, and leading them. Have you hired people brighter than you? I want to know if you have driven operations successfully.
Sector specialization: Across industries
Job function specialization: CEOs, boards, diversity
Geographical Focus: U.S.
Companies I often recruit for: N/A
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Education: Marquette Univ., BA, 1976, Phi Beta Kappa; Univ. of Virginia Law School, JD, 1980
Employment history: Russell Reynolds Associates, Managing Director, 1989 to present; Abraham & Sons, Managing Director, 1987-89; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, 1983-87; Mayer Brown & Rowe, 1982-83
Other interests: Golf, traveling with my family
Professional/Membership Affiliations: N/A
Experience in executive search consulting: 18 years
High Profile Placement: N/A
Other paths I might have pursued: Running a family business
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Technological innovation: The experience we have now with technology and its application to our business will be double in several years and those that see this will drive our future business performance globally.