Prior to joining Herbert Mines Associates in 2016, Russell spent 22 years at Egon Zehnder where he helped launch and lead the Global Financial Officers Practice as a Senior Partner. Additionally, Russell contributed as a core member and leader in several other practice areas, including Private Equity, Industrial, and Financial Services.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Russell managed M&A activities and investor relations in North America for WPP Group and later became a Vice President for the Ogilvy & Mather subsidiary, participating in the financial management of O&M North America. Earlier in his career, Russell was an executive recruiter at a boutique firm and post business school, was an investment banker and corporate financial manager.
Russell earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Princeton. Russell is married, has three grown children and resides in suburban New York and Charleston, South Carolina.
Russell has over 27 years of experience leading senior management and board of director searches as well as recruiting C-Suite leaders and, in particular, Chief Financial Officers. Russell is an expert in management assessment and development and has worked with a range of private and public companies within the retail, consumer goods and financial services industries.
• Private Equity
• Board Directors