September 8, 2011 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added Todd Safferstone as managing director, global head of research and knowledge management and Tim Silverman as director, marketing and communications for the Americas. Both Mr. Safferstone and Mr. Silverman will be based in New York City. Mr. Safferstone joins the firm after 11 years with the Corporate Executive Board where he served in increasingly senior roles within the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) practice. Mr. Silverman joins the firm after 14 years at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) where he held a number of roles in business development and consulting. "Todd and Tim's arrivals are a key step to both strengthen the firm's global research capabilities and differentiate us from the competition," said Ron Lumbra, co-leader Russell Reynolds Associates' operations in the Americas. "Our advancements in these areas will undoubtedly benefit our clients as they face increasingly complex leadership challenges that require sound, knowledge-based solutions." With 39 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.