Based in Frankfurt, Matthias Scheiff is a core member of the firm's global Financial Services Sector. As a senior partner of the German team, he drives several key relationships across EMEA and North America and advises executive management teams on their leadership challenges. With close to 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor to some of the region's most recognized clients across sectors, and financial services in particular, Matthias brings market-leading insight and deep credibility to his executive and non-executive search work. Employing a holistic approach, he specializes in CEO, CFO and board searches, working with multinationals, regional firms and leading family businesses.
Matthias rejoined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than a decade at another recognized global executive search firm. Most recently, he served as Head of Financial Services for Germany and Co-Head of Global Banking and Markets. During this time, Matthias led global executive and board searches for clients of all sizes. His executive search career started at Russell Reynolds Associates in Frankfurt, where he ended his tenure as a senior leader of the Financial Services Sector. Matthias began his career as consultant at Deutsche Börse and supported senior leadership at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt in Düsseldorf.
Education & Affiliations
Matthias studied in Passau and Frankfurt. He obtained his MBA from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and is a qualified DVFA/CIIA investment analyst. He serves on the boards of several investment and holding companies and family-owned businesses. Matthias speaks fluent German and English, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.
Global Banking and Markets, Executive Search, Board & CEO Advisory Partners