Margot McShane


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Margot McShane
Margot McShane



San Francisco

Margot McShane

Margot McShane co-leads the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners in the Americas and previously co-led the firm’s Global Consumer Digital Media Practice. She is also a core member of the Global Digital Transformation and Retail Practices, as well as the Consumer Practice. Margot specializes in advising clients on CEO and Board succession planning and search engagements, as well as digital commerce and marketing searches. She has expertise in advising high-growth consumer technology companies, as well as retailers and consumer-facing businesses where digital transformation, technology enablement, rapidly evolving strategies and identifying transformational leadership solutions are key themes. Margot is also a member of the Diversity & Inclusion, Marketing Officers and Consumer Products Practices. Her clients range from global Fortune 500 to private equity and venture-capital-backed companies. Margot is based in San Francisco.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Margot was a director in global brand management for Gap, Inc. Before that role, she held Director of Marketing positions at Odwalla, a fresh juice company acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, and at Wetfeet. Earlier, Margot spent several years working for advertising agencies, where she primarily served packaged goods clients, including Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company.


Margot received her AB in political science and history from Brown University.


Consumer, Consumer Products, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Technology, Digital Leadership, Customer-Centric Growth Leaders, Technology Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Digital, Board & CEO Advisory Partners

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