Jeff Warren co-heads the firm's Private Equity Practice in the Americas and leads business operations in Los Angeles. He conducts leadership and succession engagements across the C-suite, working with financial services clients, alternatives firms, asset owners (including endowments, foundations and family offices) and private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He is a core member of the firm's CEO/Board Services Practice and has led search and advisory engagements for a variety of financial services firms including alternatives, investment management, banking, fintech, consumer finance and real estate clients. For investment management and private equity clients, Jeff serves as a trusted adviser across the investment firm and portfolio company levels, where applicable.
Jeff's recent search assignments include CEO, COO and CFO roles for global investment/alternatives firms; investment and distribution professionals across PE, alternatives and multi-asset investment firms; Chief Investment Officers for endowments, foundations, pensions and family offices; senior management and investment leadership roles for family offices; CEO, President & executive level searches for financial services firms; and senior leadership searches across industries for the portfolio companies of private equity firms. His recent board experience includes working with publicly traded financial services and fintech companies; one of the world's largest asset managers to replace retiring board members; a private company to add directors with financial services and risk management experience; and several private equity firms and their portfolio companies to add operating partners and board members.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1999, Jeff was Director of Business Development for KSL Fairways, a wholly owned subsidiary of KSL Recreation Corporation and a private equity affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. In this role, he oversaw business development, acquisition and strategic planning activities. Previously, Jeff was in the Financial Institutions' investment banking group at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in Leveraged Finance and Merchant Banking.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Jeff received his BA in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University, and his MBA in finance and entrepreneurial studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management. Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Youth Association of Los Angeles and the Board of Advisors for Echelon Advisors. He is a member of the Santa Monica Chapter of YPO.
Financial Services, Asset and Wealth Management, Private Equity, Financial Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search