Andrew Hayes leads the firm's Consumer Products Practice in North America and co-leads the practice globally. He also serves as a member of the firm's Board and CEO Advisory Group and co-leads the Leisure and Hospitality Practice. Andrew advises clients on a wide range of succession planning, leadership assessment and recruitment projects, and recruits outstanding leaders for general management, President, CEO and board roles, as well as senior marketing and sales positions. His understanding of these critical roles and functions, combined with his extensive experience in the consumer sector, allows him to effectively provide clients with winning leadership solutions. Andrew serves as a trusted advisor to a variety of clients, ranging from global Fortune 500 to smaller domestic, private and private equity companies. He is based in Houston.
Andrew has 20 years of US and international experience in consumer packaged goods. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Shell's global Consumer Lubricants business, where he helped build Pennzoil, Quaker State and Shell Helix in key growth markets. Previously, Andrew was VP, Global Oral Care New Forms at Colgate-Palmolive, and before that, VP, Global Marketing and Strategic Planning for the Adams Confectionery Division of Warner-Lambert (now Mondelēz). Andrew spent the first 13 years of his career in marketing and general management roles with Warner-Lambert, where he played an instrumental role in the globalization of the Adams business and growth of their core brands.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce in marketing from Queens university in Kingston, Canada.
Consumer, Consumer Products, Leisure and Hospitality, Private Equity, Marketing Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Group