Jim Hinds

Jim advises companies in the consumer and business services industry on their most important talent challenges. He specializes in recruiting and assessing Chairs, CEOs and their leadership teams.

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Jim Hinds is an expert in building highly effective boards, hiring chairmen, CEOs and their leadership teams for businesses in the consumer products, business services, retail and private equity spaces. He is also Russell Reynolds Associates’ global relationship lead for some of the largest and most admired consumer organizations. Based in London, Jim works with these global organizations on their most strategic and important talent issues, leading assignments for both public and private leadership teams while providing pre-acquisition CEO advice and assessments. He has an extensive track record of hiring CEOs and giving the board and their leadership team strategic advice on how to align talent with overall business strategy.

Jim currently serves as Global Industry Leader on the Senior Leadership Team and is a core members of the Global Board practice. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has held a number of senior leadership roles, including regional coordinator for the firm’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, European Advisory Services Practice Lead, a member of the firm’s EXCO and the UK Country Manager. Previously Jim was a Managing Director at the strategy consulting firm Marakon Associates and brings more than 10 years of general management and marketing experience, working with companies such as Gillette, Wyeth and Astra Zeneca. He was the CEO of a venture-backed startup, bringing first-hand executive experience to his searches.

"Problem solving through trusted advice and collaborative partnership are at the core of who I am, what I do and why I love doing what I do."

Jim received a BA with honors in economics from the University of Manchester and an MBA from IMD Business School.
Jim is an Ashridge Business School certified executive coach and is also Hogan assessment trained.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Consumer Consumer Products Development and Transition Executive Search

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Jim served on the Board of Make A Wish as a trustee for four years.