Franziska Funk

Franziska Funk advises CEOs and top executives on succession planning, senior leadership development, executive assessment, and coaching solutions.

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As a member of our global Leadership & Succession Practice, Franziska has conducted a range of assignments for global organizations in 18 countries and across industries, helping them identify, select and grow their leadership talent. Franziska also specializes in M&A and post-merger integration, and advises clients on succession planning and strategic hiring decisions. She is based in Frankfurt.

Franziska’s recent engagements include leading post-merger integration assessments for two global healthcare firms, and conducting assessments and culture due diligence for a technology company undergoing a merger. She has also provided executive coaching to a CEO of a publicly listed industrial company and partnered with a global OEM to select senior leaders for an internal leadership development program. Additionally, she designed and conducted a customized succession program for a family-owned business and worked with the CEO of a consumer industry firm to gain an overview of their leadership talent pipeline.

Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 2013, Franziska was an executive search consultant at another consulting firm. She started her career in research with a focus on executive selection and leadership.

Franziska received her BSc in psychology from Royal Holloway University of London and her MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York. She is also a certified NLP master and has completed coaching certifications accredited by the German Coaching Federation and the International Coaching Federation.

Franziska is fluent in English and German and speaks conversational Spanish.

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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and Benchmarking Consumer Development and Transition Healthcare Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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