Russell Reynolds Associates Names Former Egon Zehnder Partner as Co-Leader of CEO and Board Advisory Services

January 25, 2015 – Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Justus O’Brien to the firm to co-lead its integrated CEO and board advisory services group alongside industry veterans Charles A. Tribbett III and Ron Lumbra. Mr. O’Brien will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He joins a global team that combines expertise across a wide spectrum of disciplines. The team comprises former and sitting directors of public company boards, leadership and management consultants, as well as legal, governance, regulatory and communications experts. With over 17 years of search and succession planning experience, Mr. O’Brien most recently served as co-head of the CEO succession practice at Egon Zehnder where his efforts focused on board and succession work at Fortune 100 clients. During his tenure at Zehnder he was head of the firm's global consumer practice and U.S. board practice. “Justus’ significant international experience and expertise will augment the firm’s ability to help boards see around corners and prepare for what is coming,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO. “Justus joins a well-respected and experienced leadership team, which will continue to offer best-in-class service to our clients.” With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

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