Linda Barham is a member of the firm’s Corporate Officers Sector and its Financial Officers Practice. Linda focuses on senior financial officer assignments across a broad range of industries including industrial, consumer products, energy, 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 placements for privately held/ family owned companies. She is based in Chicago.
Recent Client Experience
Linda has completed a broad range of assignments, including 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 $7 billion revenue Fortune 500 consumer company and a $3 billion revenue services company to recruit an external CFO. Linda has also led numerous portfolio CFO searches for private equity firms across both manufacturing and services.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Linda was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years. While there, 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 the Manager - Transaction Services Group/Financial Due Diligence, where she managed engagement teams and coordinated diligence teams including Taxation, HR and IT/Operations. Linda began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Associate - Assurance and Business Advisory Services.
Linda received her B.B.A. in accounting and her M.Acc. (accountancy) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA. In addition, Linda has been actively involved on Ravinia's Associate's Board since 2008.
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