Rae Sedel has been a member of Russell Reynolds Associates' Board of Directors since 2005. Previously, she served on the firm's Executive Committee for 13 years and led all of its industry verticals. Rae specialises in board advisory services with a strong international dimension. Her work spans consumer digital, media, entertainment, telecommunications and technology. She conducts Board of Director searches with a particular focus on adding digital expertise and CEO searches which typically target business transformation leaders. She also advises on board effectiveness, board and CEO succession, and executive performance and development. Her clients range from large-cap global telecommunications and technology corporations to private equity owners of pre-IPO e-commerce companies. Rae is based in London.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1987, Rae was with Pacific Telesis as Vice President, Consumer Markets. In that role, she was responsible for a staff of 13,000 and handled more than one billion customer transactions annually through call centres and retail outlets.
Rae received her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Consumer, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Digital Leadership, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Digital, Board & CEO Advisory Group