Cissy S. Young
Dr. Cissy Young co-leads the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice and is a senior member of the Global Biotech & Pharmaceuticals Practice. She specializes in talent acquisition and transformative leadership, serving clients undergoing growth and change with innovation. Cissy advises boards, CEOs and senior executives on strategic recruitment, succession planning, executive assessment
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Cissy led business development in several emerging growth biotech companies backed by blue-chip venture capital investors. As a member of management teams, Cissy contributed to building the companies from their early days by advancing partnership collaboration opportunities, supporting multiple rounds of venture capital raise and contributing to product development strategies.
Cissy received her BA in biology from Brown University, her
Healthcare, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Executive Search, Diversity and Inclusion