Justin Cerilli


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Justin Cerilli
Justin Cerilli




New York

Justin Cerilli

Justin Cerilli heads the firm’s New York and Stamford offices. Justin is a core member of the firm's Financial Services and Technology Sectors, with strong expertise in data and analytics leadership. He focuses primarily on chief executive officers, technology and data leaders, advising clients on how to recruit and retain transformational leadership talent in FinTech, data and analytics, information services, and financial services. Justin recently recruited a president to a rapidly growing financial services technology company, led the successful CEO succession assignment for a high-growth FinTech, as well as recruited the executive chairman for a data and analytics company, the head of operations and technology to a large asset and wealth management firm, a global chief operating officer to an international insurance company, and the chief data and analytics officer to a Fortune 50 company. Justin is a former member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee.


Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Justin was a product manager at Kronos Inc. He previously served as a consultant at AtStaff Inc., a software company. Justin started his career at KPMG/BearingPoint, where he primarily served as a management consultant for clients across multiple industries.


Justin received his Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College. He serves on the board of Catholic Charities.


Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Corporate Functions, Financial Technology, Digital Leadership, Technology Officers, Data and Analytics Leadership, Executive Search, Digital

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Justin Cerilli