August 6, 2013 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added Stephanie Sykes to its Toronto office. Ms. Sykes joins the firm's financial services practice where she will leverage her experience in private and public securities to advise clients in real estate, private capital, global banking and markets, and asset and wealth management. She also joins the firm's corporate officers practice where she will leverage her experience as an attorney to help businesses within and beyond the financial services sector to optimize their leadership in key legal, risk and compliance roles. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Ms. Sykes served as a partner in the corporate finance and M&A practices at Heenan Blaikie LLP, a law firm in Canada. "Evolving regulation, technological advances and globalization are dramatically altering the financial landscape in Canada today. Finding senior leaders with the skills and experience required to succeed is exceptionally challenging," said Lisa Porlier, Russell Reynolds Associates' deputy country manager in Canada. "Stephanie's deep knowledge of both the legal and core business aspects of the industry will ensure that our clients get the highest level of leadership advice." With 41 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.