Charlie Watson is a core member of the firm's Financial Services Practice, where he conducts recruitments and executive assessments for leaders within banks, non-bank financial institutions and private equity firms. Charlie has been instrumental in conducting assignments in the capital markets, commodities and “real asset" sectors (infrastructure, energy, power and real estate), focusing on both direct investing and corporate development roles. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Charlie was vice president and sector specialist, institutional equities product marketing, for JP Morgan Securities Corporation. Prior to this, he was vice president and sector sales specialist, institutional equity sales, for Deutsche Bank Securities Corporation. Previously, Charlie was an associate in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's equities' research department (later Credit Suisse First Boston). He began his career in banking as assistant vice president, private banking department, entrepreneurs and business owners division, at Chemical Bank.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Charlie received his BA in economics from Middlebury College and his MBA, with honors, from Columbia University Business School. He is also Hogan Certified and has completed the first Practicum of Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program.
Charlie is a regional representative and interviewer for The Taft School, and also sits on the school's Parents' Committee. He sits on the board of directors of the United States Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA), a not-for-profit charitable organization with 38 member organizations across the United States, dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. In addition, he previously served on the board of directors of the New Canaan Lacrosse Association for several years.
Energy and Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Private Equity, Financial Officers, Risk Officers, Executive Search, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning