Linda Barham is a leader of the firm’s Corporate Officers Sector and its Financial Officers Practice. She focuses on senior financial officer assignments across a broad range of industries, including industrial, energy, consumer products, retail, technology, healthcare and professional services. Her clients range from Fortune 500 organizations to portfolio companies of leading private equity firms. Linda has also completed several CFO engagements for privately held/family-owned companies.
Recent assignments include corporate and divisional CFOs, treasurers and controllers, as well as tax and investor relations leaders. Linda recently partnered with the executive teams at both a Fortune 500 consumer company and an industrials company to recruit an external CFO. She has also led numerous portfolio CFO searches for private equity firms across both manufacturing and services. Linda is based in Chicago.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Linda was with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was a significant contributor to the firm’s recruiting and staff development efforts. Most recently, Linda was the Program Lead, Transaction Services Global Delivery, where she oversaw the global delivery team based in Kolkata, India, and collaborated on program strategy, quality control, contract negotiations and financial performance. Prior to that, she was Manager, Transaction Services Group/Financial Due Diligence, where she managed engagement teams and coordinated diligence teams. Linda began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Associate in Assurance and Business Advisory Services.
Linda received her BBA in accounting and her MAcc from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA. In addition, Linda serves on the Board for the Chicago Children’s Museum and has been actively involved on Ravinia’s Associate’s Board.
Private Equity, Industrial, Industrial Goods, Oil and Gas, Financial Officers, Executive Search