Kurt Harrison

Kurt works closely with premier global clients to provide tailored solutions to their sustainable leadership needs across the C-suite and board of directors.

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Based in New York, Kurt serves as co-head of the Global Sustainability Practice. He is active across a number of industries as a senior member of the firm’s Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Private Equity, Investment Management and Global Banking & Markets practices. Over his nearly 15 years with the firm, Kurt has recruited C-suite leaders and board directors to a number of the firm’s largest global clients. He is a recognized industry leader across ESG and Sustainability, and a sought-after public speaker and guest lecturer who was recently named as a “Top Voice in the Green Economy” by LinkedIn.

Kurt is a highly-regarded author on ESG topics, and a number of his ground-breaking white papers have been published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.  

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Kurt spent 20 years working within capital markets leadership positions for a number of leading global banks, including Lehman Brothers, Bank of America and Nomura. Kurt began his career as an Analyst with JP Morgan.

Kurt received his BA in international relations from the University of Virginia, and earned his Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. He is very active with the University of Virginia, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, is past President of the Benefactors Society Board of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Colonnade Club. Kurt is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter.
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Board and CEO Advisory Executive Search Financial Services Sustainability

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Kurt is very active with his alma mater, where he serves on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, is past president of the Benefactors Society Board of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and is a member of the Board of Governors of The Colonnade Club. Kurt is also a member of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter. He has authored several industry white papers and articles which have received widespread acclaim and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences.