Monica Rossi Gorno
Monica Rossi Gorno is a core member of the firm’s global Luxury, Retail and Fashion Practice and leads the Practice for Italy. She advises clients in the retail, fashion and consumer product industries on how to identify leading talent and align it with the overall business strategy and company culture. She also assists several private equity funds in the recruiting of CEOs for their portfolio companies. Based in Milan, she leverages her significant industry and advisory background to provide her clients with insight and guidance as they assemble the best leadership teams.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Monica was a Partner with another leading executive search firm, where she focused on a broad range of searches and management assessments within the retail, fashion and luxury, and consumer sectors. Before her career in executive search, Monica worked for five years at Giorgio Armani's headquarters in several management capacities, ultimately as Operations Coordination and Licensing Director. Her earlier career includes extensive consulting experience with McKinsey & Company in Milan and Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C. While at McKinsey & Company, she specialized in the fashion and luxury sector, leading several strategic and organization projects for the main Italian players within the industry.
Monica received her Laurea degree in economics and business, cum laude, from the University of Florence. She is fluent in English and speaks some French and Spanish in addition to her native Italian.
Consumer, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Private Equity, Human Resources Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Family Business, Digital