Dana Landis

Dana partners closely with clients to identify and develop the leadership talent they’ll need to drive value creation and lead large-scale change.

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Dana specializes in executive assessment, succession planning, executive coaching and development, and high potential identification. Based in San Francisco, she partners with clients on assessment and advisory assignments across industries, with a focus on the Technology Sector. Dana also brings expertise in the design of scalable talent assessment and analytics capabilities that help drive value through optimizing leadership effectiveness.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Dana was the head of leadership assessment and effectiveness at Google, where she stood up robust assessment platforms and supported leadership development and succession planning across Alphabet. She has also held roles at Korn Ferry, where she led their talent research and analytics and global search assessment sectors, and at UCLA, where she served as head of doctoral career programs.

“We have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.” – Michelle Obama

Dana has a BA in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a PhD in clinical psychology from DePaul University.
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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking C-Suite Succession Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Financial Services Technology

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Dana donates to the Marine Mammal Center in the Bay Area, and a San Francisco Baykeeper volunteer.