Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Industrial, Energy & Natural Resource Practice Groups

March 24, 2017 – Russell Reynolds Associates has added Lloyd Semple and Dan Hawksworth to the firm’s industrial, and energy & natural resources practices. The additions to the team, both based in Chicago, will build on Russell Reynolds’ expertise in all three sector specializations.

Mr. Semple advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients across a breadth of industrial segments, including diversified industrial products, automotive, oil/gas and chemicals. Prior to joining the firm, he spent more than 25 years at Accenture in management consulting where he held numerous leadership roles within the organization, across its change management, talent management and organizational effectiveness capability areas. Most recently, he served as managing director and partner in Accenture’s talent and organization practice.

Currently, Mr. Semple serves as a board member for Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center’s 1871, an organization supporting Chicago’s digital startup community. He also is on the board of trustees of Shedd Aquarium and serves on its nominating committee, where he also chairs the organization’s technology committee.


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Mr. Hawksworth advises clients within both the firm’s industrial and energy & natural resources practices and also works with the human resource officers team. He was previously vice president of human resources for Honeywell International’s sensing and productivity solutions business group. He spent 11 years at Honeywell and, during that time, held various executive leadership positions in HR, including VP of HR for Europe, Middle East and Africa, VP of global staffing and VP of staffing for Honeywell’s aerospace business group. Earlier in his career, he was a corporate recruiter at JPMorgan Chase, MCI and Technisource.

“We are pleased to welcome these two industry veterans to the firm,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. region. “With ample experience advising leading executives, both consultants understand the range of complex and disruptive leadership issues facing leaders today. We are excited to have Lloyd and Dan join the team and help our clients navigate the ever-changing business landscape.”

Growth & Expansion

Russell Reynolds has expanded in recent months. In December, it opened an office in Miami in an effort to further strengthen its presence on the East Coast and bridge the firm’s North America and Latin America field locations. The Miami office marked the firm’s first in Florida and becomes its 47th across 26 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.

Nada Usina serves as office manager for the new location. She joined the firm more than six years ago and has held numerous leadership positions. Ms. Usina currently leads Russell Reynolds’ technology practice in the Americas and its sports practice globally. She will continue to provide leadership advice to clients and will spend time in both Miami and New York City.

The firm also added Mar Hernández to the Miami office as a consultant; she focuses on serving financial services clients. Ms. Hernández advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients in global private wealth management, asset management, private equity, insurance and fintech. She also works with clients across a range of industries to build and develop C-suite leadership at their regional headquarters based in Florida. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Ms. Hernández spent five years as a senior client partner in Miami at TRANSEARCH.

This past fall, the firm appointed Mr. Alexandrakis to his current role of region head for the U.S. He took over the role from Mark Adams, who remains a managing director with the firm. Mr. Alexandrakis joined Russell Reynolds as a consultant in 2004 and has led its Chicago and Minneapolis offices since 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has served on the firm’s executive committee since 2015.

Russell Reynolds also added Jennifer Doidge as a member of its financial services practice. She focuses on executive recruitment in payments and technology. In addition, she lends her expertise to the firm in corporate communications executive search. Ms. Doidge has a long track record of counseling top companies across the technology, financial services and consumer industries. She previously served as vice president of global corporate communications at BlackBerry.

Lastly, the firm launched a new office in Montreal. Brigitte Simard, a managing director with international executive search experience, was appointed to lead the firm’s new operations there.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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