Art Hopkins is a senior member of the firm's Technology Officers Practice and Board & CEO Advisory Partners, advising clients across industries on a range of leadership initiatives. He has extensive experience in CTIO, digital, data, CTO roles as well as a personal interest and focus on the changing role of the top tech executive. He has also been a co-leader of the firm's global Diversity and Inclusion Practice.
In addition to recent professional services searches for global executives at leading consulting firms, Art has recently completed CIO and technology executive searches for major players in the consumer, energy, food and tech spaces. Notably, he also recruited the first-ever chief inclusion officer for a well-known e-commerce company as well as the CEO of a national civil and human rights organization, and has been a thought leader on the topic of “belonging" as a key component of a holistic approach to DE&I.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Art was with Atlanta-based Macquarium, an experience design and strategy firm, most recently as CEO and earlier as president. There, he was responsible for leading the transformation of the firm from a regional interactive agency to an industry-leading design firm. Prior to this, he spent ten years with Blackwell Consulting Services as vice president of consulting, where his responsibilities included management of the consulting organization and leadership of key client initiatives. Earlier, he was with William James & Associates as a consultant, building and integrating custom software solutions for financial institutions. Art began his career as Supervisor of Participant Accounting at NBD Trust Co. of Illinois (now Chase Bank).
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Art received his BA in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is very active in the community and has a personal interest in matters related to education and workforce development. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Senior Management Forum, the only national organization that exists to further the pipeline of Black tech executives, and the Board of Directors of Bain-Capital-backed Rural Sourcing Inc., Art has served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Georgia's Commission for School Board Excellence, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and as the Board Chair of the WEB DuBois Society.
Technology, Technology Officers, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion