Constantine Alexandrakis leads the firm's U.S. business as well as its global Leadership & Succession team. He is a core member of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice, with his primary area of expertise being in board of director and CEO succession, search and assessment across all industries. Below the CEO in the C-suite, his expertise in corporate officer search and assessment spans all functions, with an emphasis on identifying management skill sets that can drive transformation utilizing technology, as well as a solutions/services approach for improving top-line growth.
Recent Client Experience
Constantine's recent CEO search and assessment experience includes helping a traditional manufacturing company find a transformational leader who could adapt the company's culture and mindset to better compete with newly emerging digital competitors. Constantine also helped a B-to-C services company recruit a CEO who could bring strong strategic, governance and investor experience to fortify an operationally-focused management team.
Constantine's recent board search work includes helping a publicly-held technology company attract an experienced CEO to complement an existing board comprised primarily of functional leaders and former investors. Constantine also helped a services company recruit a CEO with board experience who could bring business process outsourcing expertise to a business in order to reshape its business model.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Constantine was Vice President of Operations at web solutions provider Hostway Corporation, and a strategy consultant for Towers Perrin. Earlier, Constantine worked as a financial analyst with United Airlines.
Additional Professional Activities
Constantine is a member of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Chicago, a member of the Board of the East Bank Club and a member of The Executives' Club of Chicago. He is also a member of the Florida Bar.
Constantine received his A.B. in economics from Princeton University (cum laude), his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Education, Industrial, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, CEO / Board Advisory Services