March 11, 2020 – Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners recently launched a new board and CEO services practice. It was created to partner with CEOs and boards to understand issues, assess opportunities and strategically advise to ensure that sustainable growth strategies are optimized, according to the search firm.
“Boards and CEOs today face complex challenges at an accelerating pace driven by the rapid evolution of digitization and globalization,” RSR Partners said. “There is also increasing pressure coming from regulators and shareholder activists. To meet the demands of the future and achieve success, it is critical that corporations focus on continuous improvement and innovation.”
The new practice group will leverage RSR Partners’ experience in corporate governance with the firm’s industry and human capital consulting expertise to create an integrated and seamless approach. The team includes Brett Stephens, CEO, who manages the group and works alongside Carter Burgess, Alan Renne, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Thames Fulton, Rebecca Holland New, Maryann Bovich, Jane Bierwirth and Greg Lau.
“We are committed to executing an action plan that addresses sensitive and complex leadership needs and ensures clients are well positioned for the future,” said Mr. Stephens. “RSR offers trusted advisement rooted in years of experience and market knowledge. We excel at optimizing board and CEO effectiveness through transformative thinking about structure and operations. This helps us to engage closely with clients in order to drive greater accountability and enhanced performance.”
Mr. Stephens is experienced in working with companies globally — from the Fortune 10 to pre-IPO — on highly-sensitive governance and leadership issues. While at RSR Partners, he has conducted a number of significant projects in the industry, including board of directors searches for Fortune 50 companies, and CEO and C-suite searches for both public and private equity-backed companies.
The range of services RSR Partners provides to boards and CEOs include: CEO succession planning; CEO search and selection; managing CEO transitions; director recruiting; director succession planning; and board evaluations and effectiveness as well as C-suite search and talent pipeline development; building high performing teams; leadership assessment and succession planning; discreet and thorough candidate due diligence; CEO advisory support; and helping CEOs select an outside board.
RSR Partners, founded by Russell S. Reynolds Jr. in 1993, is an executive, board and leadership recruiting firm with offices in Greenwich, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Cleveland and Los Angeles. Its specialties include: consumer goods and services, hospitality, industrial, financial services, retail, board, CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, chief information officers, chief marketing officers, sport leadership, risk, board recruiting, board advisory, management consulting, technology, innovation, leadership, assessment, asset management, family office, fintech, investment technology, blockchain, cryptocurrency, leadership assessment, executive search, talent, talent advisory, healthcare, life sciences, human capital and corporate affairs.
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