Russell Reynolds Associates Bolsters Investment Banking Sector Presence in APAC with Stephen Small and Jonathan Li

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September 22, 2023
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Stephen Small and Jonathan Li join Russell Reynolds Associates as Consultants in the firm’s Financial Services Sector.


September 22, 2023 (Hong Kong) Global leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) is pleased to announce that Stephen Small and Jonathan Li have joined its Hong Kong office. The addition of these two highly experienced search and leadership advisors underscore RRA's commitment to further expand its presence in the investment banking sector in Greater China, and Asia, in order to continue to grow this core business.

Small and Li bring with them more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and have joined RRA as the firm pursues a strategic imperative to expand its presence in the region.  Small and Li both possess well-established track records in the financial sector, particularly in investment banking, private equity, and advisory on building and structuring high-performing teams.

"In today's ever-evolving landscape, the investment banking sector is undergoing significant transformation. This strategic move reinforces our commitment to expanding our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and delivering exceptional results to our clients," said James Diggines, Russell Reynolds Associates Global Financial Services Sector lead. "Between Stephen and Jonathan’s extensive experience and RRA’s current portfolio of clients and global network, there exists a compelling synergy which will be instrumental in further developing our investment banking business . We are excited about the prospect of collaborating to leverage our respective strengths, expertise, and client relationships to further bolster RRA’s top-notch leadership advisory capabilities and make an impact in the industry."

“We are excited to have joined RRA, whose focus areas, reputation and growth needs are fully aligned with our own,” said Small. “With RRA’s global network and advisory capabilities we can bring a significantly wider service offering to our existing clients that, coincidentally, RRA already has deep relationships with. Their footprint across Asia-Pacific and Greater China positions the firm well when helping to solve regional talent questions within a global context. Additionally, working with such a high-calibre team of like-minded search professionals will greatly enhance our abilities in advising our valued clients."

Russell Reynolds Associates remains dedicated to driving success for its clients and will continue to explore opportunities to expand its footprint and strengthen its position as a trusted advisor.

About Russell Reynolds Associates

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory firm. Our 500+ consultants in 47 offices work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, sustainability, and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture, and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. We exist to improve the way the world is led.