Matthew Guss

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Matthew Guss is a member of the firm’s Human Resources Practice, where he leads senior HR executive assignments across geographies and sectors, including the consumer, technology, healthcare, industrial and financial services industries. He has particular expertise in companies undergoing high-growth, broad transformation or an increased focus on talent. Matthew leverages his extensive experience and data-driven insights to act as a thought partner to his clients, which range from global Fortune 500 companies to venture capital and private equity backed organizations. His work has been primarily in recruiting Chief People (HR) Officers, as well as partnering with them to evolve their executive teams, hire direct reports, assess executive leadership teams or improve their succession planning. Matthew splits his time between San Francisco and San Diego.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Matthew spent 10 years with the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a best practices insight and technology company which equips senior leaders with the intelligence they need to respond quickly to evolving business conditions. Earlier, Matthew was the President of Marketing Integration Corporation, a boutique direct marketing consultancy. Prior to that, he was a Partner and the National Director of Business Development for I-MARK Corporation, leading its commercial operations through a high-growth phase prior to the company’s acquisition.

Matthew holds dual BA degrees in political science and international studies from Yale University.
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Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Digital, Media and Entertainment Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Human Resources Officers Software & Cloud

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