James Roome works with technology companies and businesses in industries facing technology transformation to ensure the smooth succession of CEOs and company board members. Based in London where he leads our United Kingdom business, James works with large-scale global market leaders and fast-growth private companies. He specializes in managing the CEO succession process with an emphasis on the successful governance and management of the company, along with the long-term effect a new chief executive will have on the outstanding leadership team. James serves on our global executive committee and previously co-led the Russell Reynolds technology practice. He also serves as a core member of our Board and Digital Practices. James has recently worked on several high-profile assignments, including CEO successions plans for a global telecommunications operator and a private equity-backed technology infrastructure company, and the creation of a Board for a firm preparing to go public. Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, James was a management consultant with Ernst and Young. He specialized in transformation design delivery across multiple industry sectors. Prior to that, James was a project manager with British Airways' Airport Operations group.
James received his BS in management sciences from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. James is Vice Chair of the Prince’s Trust’s Technology Leadership Group, a non-profit that supports disadvantaged young people through partnerships with leading technology companies.
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