Chris Davis

Optimizing organizational capabilities through a focus on innovation, inclusive and sustainable leadership.

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Based in New York, Chris Davis is a leader in Russell Reynolds Associates’ Financial Services, Technology and Private Equity Practices and co-leads the firm’s global FinTech Practice. He is also a member of the CEO Advisory Partners team which advises boards on CEO succession planning and recruitment, and board succession. He focuses on helping clients to develop leadership and succession plans to support innovation-led growth strategies.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Chris worked at McKinsey & Company in London and Toronto, where he was an Associate Partner and leader of the Financial Services Practice, Digital Practice and Data Analytics Practice. He led client engagements focused on customer-centric growth strategies, specializing in financial services and technology sectors across North America and Europe. Previously, Chris led a division of GfK, one of the largest market data services/data analytics firms in the world, based in London. He started his career at Dundee Global Investment Management (now part of Scotiabank) in Toronto, where he held roles in distribution and economic research.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance, with honors, from Queen's University, his Law degree from the University of Oxford, and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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Areas of Expertise

Board of Directors Chief Executive Officers Digital Platforms Financial Services FinTech Private Capital Software & Cloud Technology Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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