March 3, 2011 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Kevin Butler as a managing director and leader of the firm's healthcare sector in the Americas. Mr. Butler will be based in New York and Boston, and will advise pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices clients on senior leadership issues. He joins the firm with more than 15 years of executive search experience. Most recently, he co-founded and served as managing partner of Heritage Partners International, a boutique executive search firm serving the life sciences industry. Prior to that, he was managing partner and executive director with two other global executive search firms. "Kevin brings a wealth of leadership experience in the healthcare sector and has made innumerable contributions to some of the most renowned pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies in the world," said Peter Drummond-Hay, Russell Reynolds Associates' area manager for New York and Stamford. "His specialized experience and extensive industry knowledge will be invaluable to our healthcare and pharmaceutical clients." With 39 offices and more than 300 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.