Stuart Guthrie

Stuart Guthrie is a Senior Partner in our Board and CEO Advisory Partners Sector, with a focus on CEO and board succession for leading industrial clients.

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Based in Dallas, Stuart led the global Chemicals, Materials, and Packaging Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates for nearly 10 years. He has conducted numerous board director, CEO, general management, and other leadership assignments. He has deep expertise working with clients across the materials sector, and has spearheaded numerous public and private CEO succession projects and large executive assessment engagements.

During his more than 25 years at Russell Reynolds Associates, Stuart has led hundreds of executive searches. Before joining us, Stuart spent 14 years in the chemicals industry, most recently as a general manager of a specialty chemical business for Solvay America. Previously, he progressed through a series of sales, marketing, and management roles with Tenneco.

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to become a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” — Douglas MacArthur

Stuart received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and his MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.
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Assessment and Benchmarking Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chemicals, Materials and Packaging Chief Executive Officers Executive Search Private Capital

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Stuart is the past chair of the Dallas Arts District Alliance board and is a member of Leadership Dallas. Stuart also serves as an advisory board member of the NACD North Texas Chapter.