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Nils oversees Russell Reynolds Associates' Commercial Strategy, Sector Operations, Knowledge and Pricing, while also advising clients including helping private equity companies grow and manage their portfolio, planning succession for boards and CEOs, and supporting assessments during complex global integrations and M&A.
Previously, Nils co-led the firm’s Global Healthcare Sector, managing unprecedented growth and client delivery, focused on advisory, assessment, search and succession assignments for global pharma and medtech clients, particularly at the board and supervisory board levels. He led several key client relationships for the firm and has completed numerous high-profile searches for Board/CEO, COO and R&D roles, as well as complex M&A integrations in both public and private corporations. Additionally, he enjoys partnering with leading private equity and venture capital firms for successful M&A transactions.
Nils divides his time among the US, Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Nils was a member of the management team at GE Healthcare International, where he was a regional general manager in Europe. He was also involved in acquisitions and the integration processes that followed. Before that, he served as managing director for GE's former IT Solutions Europe business and held several leadership roles in sales, services and internal consulting, gaining Six Sigma experience along the way.
Education & Affiliations
Nils received his Diplomkaufmann, equivalent to an MBA, from the University of Passau. He is fluent in English and German and has a working knowledge of French.
Private Equity, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, Human Resources Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Executive Search, Assessment, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning