Keith Anderson is a senior member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Board and CEO Advisory Group, as well as the Industrial and Energy and Natural Resources Sectors. His CEO and board succession work extends across industry sectors, while his executive recruiting activity has a particular focus on resource-based industrial businesses and companies with activities concentrated in mining, energy, forest products and agriculture. Keith has led a variety of important leadership and succession assignments for large-cap companies in the US, Canada and Europe, providing guidance to boards and Chief Executive Officers about how to build exceptional leadership teams and mitigate risk of leadership failure. He is based in San Francisco.
Keith has more than 20 years of extensive global executive search and assessment experience, and has balanced both sector and regional management responsibilities with his practice. Prior to his career in search and human capital advisory, Keith served as EVP and COO of International Forest Products, a Boston-based trading group with global offices and operations. Before that, he was with the privately held Simpson Paper Company in a variety of management positions, including Vice President and General Manager of the Fiber and International Division. Keith began his career with the Bendix Corporation in their manufacturing and distribution groups.
Keith received his BA in economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in marketing from the University of California, Berkeley. For a number of years, he has been an active advisor to the board of regional nonprofit organizations.
Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Group