Jeremy Rickman is the leader of the firm's Global Corporate Officers Sector. Jeremy specializes in conducting CFO assignments across all industries. Based in Chicago, he leverages his European and North American CFO skills to ensure that his clients have access to a broad pool of international candidates. He previously ran the Chicago office and prior to this, he led the European Financial Officers Practice from London.
Recent Client Experience
Jeremy has completed more than 100 financial officers assignments across Europe and the Americas. His recent CFO assignments include supporting the CEO of a Fortune 40 company in a succession planning strategy through the introduction of a new CFO. He identified a new CFO for a Fortune 200 global Consumer company who subsequently became the CEO. He has also worked closely with two of the largest insurance companies in the world through introducing CFOs to both, one of whom is now the CEO. He also introduced a new Audit Committee member to the Board and CEO of an iconic, US based furniture design and manufacturing company. Previously, Jeremy was a key member of the Russell Reynolds Associates team who introduced a new Chief Financial Officer to a global financial institution.
Jeremy joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1998 as European CFO. Prior to that, he had 11 years of experience working within the finance teams of multi-national companies covering a variety of roles and sectors, including professional services, manufacturing, electronics and CPG. Previously, he was with Mars, Inc., as Head of European Finance for Mars Electronics International. Before that, he was with Norcros Plc as a Divisional CFO and Assistant Controller. Jeremy began his career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and later moved to the firm's Corporate Finance team.
Additional Professional Activities
Jeremy is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois and was previously Chairman of Make-A-Wish UK.
Jeremy received his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Surrey University.