Charles A. Geoly

Managing director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Company Info: Russell Reynolds Associates

Web site:

Address: 2500 Sand Hill Rd., Suite 105, Menlo Park, Calif. 94025

Phone: 650-233-2470


Advice: Think about how your actions will be perceived and interpreted by those around you.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Humility, self-awareness, and empathy; strong alignment with the culture of the client with whom we are working; performance bias; high intellect.

Sector specialization: Technology (broadly defined), industrial/manufacturing-based business, services

Job function specialization: CEOs, board members, GMs

Geographical Focus: Global

Companies I often recruit for: Confidential

Favorite historical figure: Abraham Lincoln, for his ability to accept the reality of a situation along with his intellectual skill that allowed him to devise a way to rise above defeat and create success. All great leaders need to be realistic, creative, and relentless in their pursuit of success.

Education: Univ. of Delaware, BS, Chemistry; Rice Univ., MBA (Finance concentration)

Languages: English

Employment history: Russell Reynolds Associates, Associate, Executive Director, Managing Director, 1994 to present; NATCO, Assistant to the Chairman, 1983-94; E.I. DuPont de Numours, Various Sales and Marketing Roles, 1983-93

Other interests: N/A

Professional/Membership Affiliations: N/A

Experience in executive search consulting: 14 years

High Profile Placement: N/A

Other paths I might have pursued: Investment banking/management consulting

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Ubiquitous communication and information access, and a society that is both "on" and available at all times.

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