Sector leader, Russell Reynolds Associates
Company Info: Russell Reynolds Associates
Web site: www.RussellReynolds.com
Address: 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Advice: Lead by example. Listen carefully. Communicate clearly and often. Keep a clear eye on the mission and don’t be distracted by unfair criticism. Set clear goals for yourself.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Engaging communicator; someone who is energetic, dynamic, and self-aware. They should have a sense of humor, the ability to listen, and be a voracious learner.
Sector specialization: Major foundations; NGOs with focus on global health and conservation; large human service organizations
Job function specialization: CEOs
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: N/A
Favorite historical figure: John F. Kennedy. I met him when I was a child. He was a close friend of my father. I admired his ability to inspire people in this country and around the globe and speak with clarity and wit.
Education: Bowdoin College, BA, 1978
Languages: English, French
Employment history: Russell Reynolds Associates, Not-for-Profit Sector Leader, 1984-87 and 1991 to present; Mutual Broadcasting System, Larry King Show, 1981-84; Clinton Transition and White House Personnel, 1993-94
Other interests: Hiking, tennis, golf
Professional/Membership Affiliations: Board, National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy
Experience in executive search consulting: 21 years
High Profile Placement: N/A
Other paths I might have pursued: Veterinarian
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: In an increasingly interdependent world, major not-for-profits are dedicating their intellectual capital and resources to solve global problems.