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John D. McNaught is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit Sectors and Corporate Officers Practice. He works closely with clients to recruit C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession. John specializes in external affairs recruitment, specifically public and government affairs, policy, advocacy and corporate communications. He regularly advises clients on senior financial officer talent needs across an array of industries, including nonprofit, technology, real estate and healthcare. John is based in San Francisco.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, John served for seven years as a political appointee in the Obama Administration, most recently as the Deputy White House Liaison at the US Department of the Treasury. In this role, he worked closely with senior officials to develop and manage the cohort of political appointees. Prior to Treasury, John served at the White House in the Presidential Personnel Office, where he worked to recruit 1,000+ political appointments at economically-focused agencies, as well as boards and commissions. John began his time in the Administration at the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in his career, John founded a small data startup and worked on the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
John earned his BS in business from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.