Susan is a member of the firm’s Corporate Officers Practice and Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. She advises Fortune 500 and high-growth private equity-backed companies on leadership development and selection, with a focus on chief legal officer/general counsel, chief financial officer and chief human resources officer searches. She also supports companies with board advisory and selection services. Susan brings a track record of financial and professional services experience, including evaluating and backing management teams, building teams for new office launches and growing sales practices, organizational design, performance measurement and management, and serving on boards. She is based in Atlanta.
Susan joined Russell Reynolds after a decade with Axiom, the category creator of alternative legal services. Her roles spanned from starting the Atlanta office to running the North America Consumer & Services Practice with a team of more than 20 corporate employees and 200 lawyers. Prior to Axiom, Susan worked in the private equity industry as an investment professional for nearly a decade in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta. Her investment focus ranged from venture-staged businesses to a variety of growth and public companies. She has served on the boards of the Harvard Club of Georgia, the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta and Girls on the Run of Atlanta.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Susan received her BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Officers