+49 (40) 48 06 61 10
Nicole Mai is a senior member of the firm’s global Technology Sector. Based in Hamburg, she works across industries to advise publicly-traded, family-owned and private equity-backed companies and their boards on building effective and sustainable digital leadership teams, advising on both pure-plays and traditional businesses. Nicole specializes in recruiting top executive talent in the technology transformation sphere, working with clients across technology, manufacturing, media and financial services. She also leverages a strong background in diversity and digital literacy within management teams. Recent engagements include CDO, CTO and CEO roles, as well as several commercial leadership mandates.
Nicole joined Russell Reynolds Associates from an international family-owned personnel and management consulting firm, where she was a director and the head of the technology, digital and media practice group. Before that, she spent close to three years with an executive search boutique as a director, specializing in recruiting executives with strong digital backgrounds. Earlier, Nicole co-founded an online magazine for women in business, which was eventually sold to one of Germany’s largest dailies. She began her career in marketing and media sales at DIE ZEIT and Handelsblatt, both part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, after working in international strategic consultancy.
Education & Affiliations
Nicole has an advanced degree in economics from the University of Bonn in Germany. She is fluent in German and English, and is proficient in French.