Tina Shah Paikeday

Tina is a leading global expert in diversity, equity and inclusion relating to leadership advisory services and executive search.

Tina Shah Paikeday is the Global Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion Advisory Services at Russell Reynolds Associates. Based in San Francisco, Tina’s recent work has included the development of DE&I strategy and operating models, the recruitment of Chief Diversity Officers, and the rollout of equitable search practices to identify and assess diverse and inclusive leaders. In this capacity, she has advised global DE&I councils and executive leadership teams and boards on the formation and governance of DE&I functions, data informed approaches to developing impactful DE&I strategies, and recommended roadmaps to achieve DE&I goals. Tina has 25 years of industry experience. She joined Russell Reynolds Associates from the Talent Advisory Board, a boutique research and management consulting firm she founded. As managing director, Tina advised clients on managing a diverse workforce. Earlier, she was a senior director at the Corporate Executive Board and was instrumental in building the Corporate Leadership Council Solutions people analytics business. Tina started her career in organizational strategy design at McKinsey & Company and has worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company. Tina was also CEO of zBox Company, a venture-backed, tech-based package delivery appliance producer whose product line was later acquired by Whirlpool.

“When we bring diversity to the table, we get to a better solution.”

Tina received a BS in commerce, with honors, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also completed doctoral-level coursework and is researching mindfulness and executive decision-making.
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