Tuck Rickards

Managing Director/Area/Country Manager

Tuck Rickards heads the firm’s San Francisco office and co-leads the Technology Officers Practice. He is also a senior member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners, where he focuses on transformational leadership issues ranging from CEO succession to board recruitment and alignment. Previously a leader of the Technology Sector, Tuck works closely with Global 1000 organizations across all industries on the recruitment of high-impact digital and technology executives. He is a trusted advisor to Boards and C-suites on growth strategies underpinned by digital innovation, data analytics, artificial intelligence and other specialty areas. In addition, Tuck works closely with private equity and venture capital firms to recruit senior leaders to their portfolio companies. He is also the author of numerous thought pieces related to technology and digital transformation. He splits his time between San Francisco and Boston.



Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates more than 20 years ago, Tuck was Founder and CEO of Virtual Emporium, Inc., a venture-backed ecommerce company. He was previously with Harman International as Product Manager, Multimedia Accessories, where he launched their OEM business. Earlier in his career, Tuck was a Vice President in the Consumer Group at Montgomery Securities, a Consultant with Corporate Decisions, and a Financial Analyst with Goldman Sachs in New York and Australia.



Tuck received his BA in economics from Williams College and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he has served on the Alumni Board. He is a Trustee of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Board Director of the Bay Area Council in San Francisco.