Matthias Scheiff

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Matthias Scheiff is based in Frankfurt and leads the operations in Germany for Russell Reynolds Associates in Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin. He is a senior member of the firm’s Financial Services Sector and advises executive management teams on their key leadership challenges while driving several key relationships across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. He works with some of the world’s most recognized companies across sectors, bringing market-leading insight and deep credibility to executive leadership. Matthias employs a holistic approach to his work, specializing in CEO, CFO and board searches for multinational companies, regional firms and leading family businesses.  Matthias originally joined Russell Reynolds in 2001 and returned in 2019 following time at another leading global executive advisory partnership. There he served as Head of Financial Services for Germany and Co-Head of Global Banking and Markets and conducted searches for all clients. He began his career as a consultant at Deutsche Börse AG and supported senior leadership at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt in Düsseldorf.
Matthias studied in Passau and Frankfurt. He obtained his MBA from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and is a qualified DVFA/CIIA investment analyst. Matthias speaks fluent German and English, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.
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Board Director and Chair Search CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Executive Search Financial Officers Financial Services Global Banking and Markets Industrial Services Public Sector

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Matthias serves on the boards of several investment and holding companies and family-owned businesses.