Russell Reynolds Associates Names New Chief Financial Officer Paul Ottolini
Financial Services
Article Icon Press Release
July 17, 2018
Financial Services
Executive Summary
As CFO, Ottolini will be responsible for managing the firm's global financial operations.

Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced that Paul Ottolini has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer.

As CFO, Ottolini will be responsible for managing the firm's global financial operations, connecting strategy with performance and overseeing financial reporting and budget management.

"We are delighted to welcome Paul to the firm," said Clarke Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates. "Paul's previous leadership roles at global organizations and in the professional services industry make him uniquely qualified to lead our finance department. His decades of experience align terrifically with our needs, and we look forward to his contributions in the weeks and months to come."

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ottolini was the CFO of IBM's Global Business Services division. There, he was responsible for transformational efforts to increase overall operating performance while also leading day-to-day financial and operational activities. Previously, Ottolini was at Deloitte for over twenty years, where he held a range of financial, operational and client-facing roles.

Ottolini holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

About Us

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Our 470+ consultants in 46 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 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.


Speak to a member of the Media Relations team