Ashley (Bickford) Aronson
Based in Los Angeles, Ashley is a member of the firm's Financial Services sector. In this role, she recruits senior management and investment professionals with a particular focus in real estate, private equity, banking, and asset management.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ashley was in investment banking at Barclays Capital in their Financial Sponsors Group in Los Angeles. Concurrently, she supported the West Coast Corporate Coverage Group, where she worked on M&A, debt, and equity solutions for regional clients across all industries. Previously, Ashley was in Lehman Brothers Global Real Estate Principal Transactions Group, the bank's proprietary real estate investment vehicle, focused on opportunistic and value-added commercial real estate investments. In this role, Ashley worked to support the origination, structuring and underwriting of mortgage, mezzanine and equity transactions, with sizes ranging from $5 to $250 million, for the acquisition, development and recapitalization of commercial real estate.
Ashley received her B.S. in business with a focus on real estate finance from the University of Southern California, where she was a Trustee Scholar and recipient of a full-tuition merit-based scholarship. She received her M.B.A. in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management, where she was awarded a merit-based scholarship as an Anderson Fellow.
Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management, Consumer and Commercial, Real Estate, Private Equity, Financial Officers, Executive Search