Jim Bagley

Rapidly connecting world-class CHROs and C-suite leaders to the most successful companies.

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Jim Bagley helps the world’s top companies recruit Chief Human Resources Officers and other senior human capital leaders. Based in New York, Jim Bagley leads Russell Reynold’s Associates’ global Human Resources practice. Engaging clients across all geographies, he focuses on Chief Human Resource Officers and other senior human capital roles at leading organizations in the industrial, consumer, technology, financial services, healthcare, and the nonprofit world. In addition to previously co-managing the firm's New York office, he led the global Corporate Officers Sector. Jim began his first stint at Russell Reynolds Associates as Director of Human Resources in 1984. He was recruited by Russell Reynolds to become Senior Vice President, Human Resources at MasterCard International, where he had global responsibility for the firm's comprehensive human resources activities. Earlier, Jim was a Benefits and Compensation Consultant with Alexander & Alexander Services, Inc., and worked with State Mutual Life Insurance Company.

"The best Chief Human Resource Officers are a powerful combination of commercial acumen and social awareness."

Jim received his BA from Fordham University.
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Jim is a regular speaker in the HR programs at leading universities and a contributor to The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders (John Wiley & Sons, Inc) and View from the Top: Leveraging Human and Organization Capital to Create Value (SHRM). Jim’s ongoing research explores the experiences and behaviors that contribute to success in the CHRO role.