Russell Reynolds Researchers

Delivering market insights and knowledge of talent to our customers


Meet the Team

The Russell Reynolds Research team is an integral part of our execution team and partner with our Consultants and Project Coordinators to deliver market insights and knowledge of talent. Using state of the art technologies such as artificial intelligence and digital communication platforms they identify and assess the leaders of the future and bring them to our clients' attention.

Russell Reynolds employs over 330 Researchers with over 3,500 years of accumulated experience in identifying the best leaders. The team is supported by 120 Research Analysts globally.




  • Juwon Adebayo
  • Bethy Agonafer
  • Star Ah
  • Gabrielle Ahrens
  • Joel Alemseged
  • Willa Alexander-Jaffe
  • Mathilde Andrews
  • Ayushi Aryal
  • Bradley Baeuchler
  • Florencia Bardecio
  • Katie Bellaschi
  • Maggie Benkert
  • Louise Berhau
  • Sagar Bhagat
  • Eliot Bieletto
  • Brian Bohmert
  • Alberto Bolsi
  • Amanda Brackman
  • Renee Bruno
  • Donald Bryant
  • Hunter Burke
  • Adria Caffaro
  • Allison Callanan
  • Amy Carbonneau
  • Shaun Carter
  • Eliana Chagas
  • Demi Charalab
  • Alex Chenier
  • James Cheung
  • Emily Christenson
  • Hanna Clarke
  • Nicolle Connor
  • Spencer Covey
  • Brianna Cuozzo
  • Anne Den Tandt
  • Nicholas Patrick Dials
  • Rachel Didier
  • Sandra Dieguez
  • Ginny Durfee
  • Peyton Marcus
  • Julien Marlart
  • Joey McGrath
  • Jim McHugh
  • Cameron Miller
  • Jasim Mohammed
  • Sandra Muriel
  • McClain Newton
  • Amelia Nickels
  • Miles Norris
  • Archana Pal
  • Natasha J. Parekh
  • Sabrina Park
  • Brooke Kahn Pastroff
  • Kishan Patel
  • Layla Pereira DaSilva
  • Gabriela Peres
  • Grace Phillips
  • Annie Pope
  • Ryan Prom
  • Andrew Raisner
  • Shreya Rao
  • Robert Reckner
  • Ashley L. Redmann
  • Rishon Roberts
  • Natalie Robinson
  • Rohini Sabikhi
  • Sara R. Sandifer
  • Florencia Schindler
  • Katelyn Schoenholtz
  • Aamir Shaikh
  • Lucia Shaw
  • Ben Shi
  • Samuel Shim
  • Kimberly Siders
  • Jordan Smith
  • Jasneet Kaur Sokhi
  • Omega Solomon
  • Lexi Spaulding
  • Matthieu St.Amour
  • Olivia Yvonne Stam




  • Francine Lindsay
  • Joel Linnett
  • Chris Makishima
  • Marta Malacarne
  • Oxana Manko
  • Rob Marks
  • Ines Martinez-Fresneda
  • Evgeniia Matusevich
  • Connor McCarthy
  • Anuradha Mojumdar
  • William Montague
  • Katy Munro
  • James Murdoch
  • Anna Musazzi
  • Phuong Ha Nguyen
  • Joachim Nilsson
  • Ileyna Oren
  • Carlos Manuel Oyaga
  • Claudia Paustian
  • Mai-Thanh Pham
  • Bill Pritchard
  • Alexandre Puech
  • Emily Quadros
  • Natasha Qureshi
  • Judith Reichelt
  • Molly Richardson
  • Carlos Roberts
  • Jonathan Robson
  • Maria Eugenia Lopez Ruiz
  • Anna Samih
  • Isabel Sancha
  • Catherine Mariel Schiele
  • Michaela Schneider
  • Barbara Schray
  • Estelle Severin
  • Manisha Sharma
  • Patricia Solís
  • Marie-Therese Sonnauer
  • Beth Sumecki
  • Matthäus Szellö
  • Svenja Tewes
  • Simone Thelin
  • Giorgio Torriglia
  • Severine Tsui
  • Laura Ubeda
  • Ville-Einari Utriainen
  • Frank Van den Heuvel
  • Heinrich von Schroeder
  • Daniel Werbnik
  • Elizabeth Wignall
  • Ann Sophie Wild
  • Agata Wissuwa
  • Sarah Wright
  • Ulrike B. Wurnig
  • Roberta Zeme
  • Johanna Gunell




  • Shubhrankshu Mukherjee
  • Anika Nagahiro
  • Zuzanna Osinska
  • Kayanush Patel
  • Derek Poh
  • Petra Poon
  • Arunima Poricha
  • Emily Qu
  • Chayanika Raj
  • Mikio Sai
  • Georg Schubert
  • Pranali Shah
  • Anna Sun
  • Frank Sun
  • Makiko Tanaka
  • Bryan Teo
  • Rahul Thapar
  • Helena Yan
  • Katherine Yang
  • Joey Yao
  • Iris Ye
  • Benjamin Yeo
  • Justin Young
  • Ji Sun Yu
  • Lu Zhan
  • Amiee Zhang
  • Raina Zhang




Kate Ellison

Our Research teams develop the roadmap for our searches, ensuring that our clients meet the best candidates in the market and reach a final outcome as expediently as possible.

Kate Ellison
Head of Research


Louise Berhau
Research Director, Market Expert

Louise Berhau is a Research Director, Market Expert in Biotech and joined the firm in 2009.  Based in San Francisco, she focuses on Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer searches for VC backed and public biotech companies, primarily on the West Coast.  Her role encompasses building market insight and search strategy, along with internal training and development.

Louise earned a Master’s degree in International Education from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and History from Iona University.

Eliana Chagas
Research Director, Market Expert

Eliana Chagas is an executive search and assessment professional at Russell Reynolds in São Paulo, Brazil, specializing in supporting Industry and Natural Resources clients for C-Suite positions and for Board Services across all industries.

Eliana has a degree in Psychology and a specialization in business.

Saya L. Fryer
Research Director, Market Expert

Saya Fryer is an executive search and assessment professional at Russel Reynolds in Calgary, Canada specializing in the industrial natural resources sector. Saya is a senior member of the firm’s Global Energy Practice and Board and CEO Advisory Partners Group. Saya has successfully helped Russell Reynolds clients since 2013. She supports the entire search process, including identifying and developing best-in-class high quality candidate slates.

Saya holds a psychology degree from the University of Calgary, and a degree in applied justice studies from Mont Royal University.

Gretchen Bjork Garner
Research Director, Managing Lead

Gretchen Garner is the Research Director – Managing Lead for the Board and CEO Advisory Practice (BCAP) at Russell Reynolds Associates.  She joined BCAP in 2010, and currently leads the practice’s research function in the U.S.  Gretchen specializes in CEO succession planning and board advisory work across industries.  Before joining Russell Reynolds, Gretchen practiced law in both Illinois and Louisiana.

Gretchen received a BSM from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, magna cum laude, and a JD from the University of Georgia Law School.

Kerry L. Hayes
Research Director, Market Expert

Kerry Hayes is a member of the firm’s HR Officers Practice and Corporate Officers Sector. As Research Director/Market Segment Lead, she focuses on searches for Chief Human Resources Officers, talent, learning and total reward leaders, along with HR business partners.

Kerry is based in the Dallas office and has been with the firm since 2001. Previous experience prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Kerry served as a senior technical recruiter for KingSearch Solutions, a search firm based in Dallas. Kerry began her career with Oxford Global Resources, a provider of technical services in direct placement, contract staffing and outsourcing.

Kyle R. Jones
Research Director, Market Expert

Kyle Jones is a Research Director and member of the Technology Sector based in Washington, D.C.  As part of the Technology Officers Practice, he works across a wide variety of searches within the technology function, including Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and other senior technology leadership roles. He joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2004, and prior worked at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner Group).

Kyle received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

Angela D. Lubben
Research Director, Market Expert

Angela Lubben is a member of the firm’s Technology and Consumer Sectors has expertise developing strategies for high-growth companies, as well as retailers and consumer-facing businesses where digital transformation, technology enablement, and identifying transformational leadership solutions are key themes. She specializes in advising clients on CEO and Board search engagements as well as executive roles across digital, product, marketing, ecommerce, and customer experience. She joined the firm in 2002.

Angela received her B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa.

Stefanie L. Lukasko
Research Director, Managing Lead

Stefanie Lukasko supports the Social Impact & Education Sector in the recruitment of CEO and C-Suite leadership. Based in Washington, D.C., she leads research on high-profile executive searches across climate and conservation, civil and human rights, global health and development, and philanthropy.

Stefanie received an A.A. from Franklin University Switzerland, a B.A. in International Relations from Webster University Vienna, Austria and a Certificate in Human Rights from Webster University Leiden, the Netherlands. She also earned a Master of International Development in Human Security and NGOs & Civil Society from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Pierina Maniffi-Stokes
Research Director, Managing Lead

Pierina Maniffi-Stokes joined Russell Reynolds in 2022 as the Director of Research and Managing Lead for Canada. Based In Toronto, Pierina has a depth of search experience and now helps support the Canadian INR group by identifying leaders across functions.

Pierina received a Bachelor of Arts from Western University.

Ashley L. Redmann
Research Director, Market Expert

Ashley Redmann is a Research Director, Market Expert for the Board & CEO Advisory Partners in the Americas. Based in Chicago, Ashley’s primary focus is on CEO and board succession planning and search engagements across a range of industries within the global Fortune 500 to private equity and pre-IPO companies. She has specific expertise in consumer-facing industries at the intersection of retail, technology, CPG and digital transformation.  Ashley received her BS in Human and Consumer Sciences from Ohio University.

Sara R. Sandifer
Research Director, Managing Lead

Sara Sandifer is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Sector with a focus on Biotech and Pharma, and she leads the US Research Team across Biopharma, MedTech, and Health Tech practice areas. During her Russell Reynolds tenure, she has focused on biotech company building for clients ranging from VC-backed startups to Fortune 500 pharma and most recently is focused on biotech board evolution.  Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 2011, Sara was part of the Deloitte Recap group (formerly Recombinant Capital) where she managed a team of Clinical Analysts and co-developed a biotech business intelligence database focused on clinical pipelines of leading biotech companies. Sara also spent time in pre-clinical oncology research at Exelixis, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her BS in Genetics from the University of California, Davis.

Florencia Schindler
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in Buenos Aires, Florencia is the Head Researcher in our Argentinean office and serves clients in the consumer goods, industrial/natural resources and financial services industries, focused on Spanish speaking countries. Florencia has successfully helped Russell Reynolds’ clients since 2006 by finding leaders for their CEO and other C-Suite positions.

Florencia holds a bachelor´s degree in Political Science specialized in International Relations from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, a Master in Administration and Public Policies from Universidad de San Andrés, and a postgraduate course in Finance from Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Florencia is fluent in Spanish (her mother tongue) and English.

Samuel Shim
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in New York, Samuel Shim is a member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Investment Management and broader Financial Services Practices. He works on a range of senior executive and board level searches for global investment management, hedge fund, private equity firms, wealth platforms and insurance companies. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Samuel was based in Singapore working for Korn Ferry and Charterhouse, a boutique search firm. Before search, he held various investment and relationship management roles at Citi Private Bank in New York. Samuel began his career in the United States Air Force including a tour in Iraq.

Samuel received a BS in finance from Fordham University.

Kimberly Siders
Research Director, Market Expert

Kim Siders has 20 years of experience at leading executive search firms.  Based in Atlanta, Kim focuses on C-suite and senior level executive searches in the Media, Technology and Telecom industries and on technology officer searches across industries.

Kim received her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Georgia and M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

Jasneet Kaur Sokhi
Research Director, Market Expert

Jasneet Sokhi is a member of the firm’s Global Biotech & Pharmaceuticals Practice. She leverages her global executive search experience, to provide insights on senior leadership talent at the Board & CEO level, as well as talent at the executive level in R&D and commercial. She is currently based in New York and has previously worked with the firm in Netherlands and India. Prior to joining RRA, Jasneet spent almost 5 years with Korn/Ferry International in India, most recently as an Associate in the Life Sciences Practice. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Delhi University (India).

Sarah Stephens
Research Director, Market Expert

Sarah Stephens is a Research Director in the Corporate Officers – Operations & Supply Chain practice. She conducts C-suite and senior executive assignments for clients in the Healthcare sector globally, specializing in Biotech and Pharma Technical Operations including Process Development, Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering and Supply Chain leadership across modalities.

Sarah has lived and worked in the U.K., New Zealand and Canada and has over twelve years of executive search experience. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Natural Sciences (Physiology) from the University of Cambridge and received her Education qualification (P.G.C.E.) from the University of Oxford.

Dante Sucgang
Research Director, Market Expert

Dante Sucgang is a Research Director in New York with extensive experience in Professional and Technology Services, Management Consulting, FinTech, SaaS and Private Equity.  He has successfully executed executive searches for CXOs and a variety of functions, including Technology, Finance, Business Development, Sales, and Marketing.

Dante graduated with an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Maria Willett
Research Director, Managing Lead

Maria Willett rejoined RRA after 16 years leading executive search, sourcing research in house at companies like Genentech, Amazon and, most recently, Meta Platforms (Facebook).

Maria leads our search efforts for the practice. She has spent the last 17 years in Silicon Valley, at some  of the most impactful companies, as an HR Professional and Trusted Advisor for Executive Search & Assessment, Leadership Development and Strategy.

Maria holds a BA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a JD from the City University of New York School of Law  and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Kathryn Williams
Research Director, Market Expert

Kathryn Williams is a Research Director and Market Expert in Board & CEO Advisory Partners at Russell Reynolds Associates and is based in New York. She conducts research for leadership assignments across all industries and sectors with a particular focus on financial services. Kathryn has more than 20 years of retained executive search experience recruiting senior executives to premier global financial institutions.

Kathryn received an MFA in drama criticism from Columbia University and a BA in journalism from The Ohio State University.

Karen Wong
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in Los Angeles, Karen is a member of the firm’s Global Financial Officers practice working across all industries, with a specialization on recruitment efforts for Consumer and Private Equity clients.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 2005, Karen was in the Executive Talent Group at Siebel Systems Inc. (later acquired by Oracle), as part of a team that helped launch in-house global executive recruiting efforts.

Karen received her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine.

Abby Zeitlin
Research Director, Market Expert

Abby Zeitlin is an executive search and assessment professional at Russell Reynolds specializing in supporting clients in the financial officers sector since 2018. Abby has a depth of research experience in search and now helps Russell Reynolds’s Financial Officers clients by finding leaders across the finance function as well as board audit chairs.

Sylwia Zieba
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in New York, Sylwia is a Research Director at Russell Reynolds Associates specializing in supporting clients with market insights and recruitment support of executive-level sustainable leadership spanning multiple industries. Sylwia is passionate about helping clients accelerate action on climate and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues with diverse and inclusive leadership.

Sylwia received her MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and served as the former Director of Communications for Columbia's Sustainable Finance Professionals Network (CSFPN). She holds a BA in Psychology from New York University and speaks English and Polish fluently.




Florence Konosky

Our multinational research team reflects the diversity of the executive talents we bring to our clients.

Florence Konosky
Head of Research


Astrid Berger
Research Director, Managing Lead

Astrid Berger is a member of the firm’s Corporate Affairs Practice, specializing in European/international Public Affairs, Government Affairs, Communication and Sustainability.

Astrid has ben an integral part of the COE Learning & Development team and invaluable in assisting with the  recruitment of Research colleagues for both the Brussels office and the COE team in Barcelona.

Charlotte Busuttil
Research Director, Managing Lead

A French national based in London, Charlotte Busuttil is a Research Consultant and a member of the Board and CEO Advisory Practice, where she works across a wide range of executive and non-executive appointments in all sectors.

Charlotte graduated from the Université de Provence (France) with a BA in languages. She speaks fluent French, English and is highly proficient in Spanish.

Ming-Dat Chan
Research Director, Managing Lead

Ming-Dat Chan is a Research Director in the London-based Financial Service Practice, specialising in Investment Management. Prior to joining the firm, he spent three years with a boutique executive search firm, focusing on senior level assignments within asset and wealth management across EMEA.

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, he holds a MSc Finance & Financial Law from the School of Oriental & African Studies and a BSc Economics, Ecology & Environmental Science from the University of York.

Liz Cusack
Research Director, Market Expert

Liz is a Research Director in the Financial Officers Practice in London. She and brings over 20 years’ experience in board level executive and non-executive search. She conducts searches for CFOs for both listed, privately owned and PE backed firms, with a particular interest in FTSE 100 and 250 businesses.

Liz holds a BSc in German and Law from the University of Surrey and speaks conversational French and German

Cristina Denston
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in London, Cristina is a member of the global Healthcare practice. She works on a broad range of international executive positions across all subsectors including medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostics.

Cristina has developed true expertise in healthcare and established herself as a go-to expert in London and abroad.  Additionally, since January 2022,  Cristina has been successfully leading the London healthcare and COP research team.

Christine Dumas
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in Paris, Christine is a Research Director and  member of the Financial Services team. She specializes in board, CEO and other senior-level executive searches for financial institutions (banking, asset and wealth management, insurance, etc) as well as in the financial officers area (Chief Financial Officer, Group Controllers, Treasury Officers, etc.), cross sectors.  She had initially joined Russell Reynolds Associates within the Consumer and Retail sector team.

Christine graduated from the Paris University with a BA in English.  A native French speaker, she speaks fluent English.

Michael Patrice Egli
Research Director, Managing Lead

Michael is a Research Director Managing Lead who works in our Zurich office in Switzerland. He primarily focuses on assignments in the financial services as well as the retail and consumer goods space in Switzerland and Europe across all functions specializing in board, CEO and other senior-level executive searches. In addition, he brings strong knowledge in the telecommunications industry. 
In his role he is also leading the Swiss research team.

Michael began his career as a Researcher at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for around eleven years. During his tenure he mainly focused on retail, consumer goods, marketing and telecommunications projects. Later he became the leader of the research team in Switzerland. He subsequently worked as an Area Manager at Marionnaud where he was responsible for sales and personnel for 16 stores in the German-speaking area of Switzerland.
Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates he again returned into Management Consulting joining Bain & Company’s research team, where his main focus was on industrial goods & services in EMEA.

Michael graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland with a Masters in Business Administration. His mother tongue is German. He speaks English fluently and has a fair knowledge of French and Italian.

Jorge Fava
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in Madrid, Jorge is the firm’s Research Director - Managing Lead of RRA Spain. He specializes in executive search both nationally and internationally in the Industrial & Natural Resources industries, and Boards.

Jorge holds a double degree in International Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE and Reims Management School, and a Master in European Business from ESCP-EAP.

Kathrin Fischer
Research Director, Market Expert

Kathrin Fischer, Research Director in Hamburg, joined Russell Reynolds Associates in January 2007. She’s a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Practice as well as the European CFO Practice. She supports as well the industry and natural resources sectors with a focus on senior management positions.

Kathrin has a degree in Oecotrophology (economics, nutritional science, household management) from the Technical University of Munich. She is fluent in German and English, has good Spanish and some Swedish language skills.

Marcus Gyllström
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in Stockholm, Marcus is a Research Director, the Nordic Managing Lead and a member of the INR team, specializing in board, CEO and other senior-level executive searches. Marcus also has great familiarity with the industrial distributed services space in the Nordics and has provided research insights and talent in that arena in several assignments across his career. Recent work also include senior level positions within Pulp & Paper and the Automotive industry.

Marcus received his M.Sc. in Business and Mgmt. from Jönköping International Business School / University of Limerick. He is a native Swede who also speaks fluent English and intermediate German.

Rixt Harmsen
Research Director, Market Expert

Rixt Harmsen focuses on assignments within the Consumer industry, with a focus on Sustainability, Supply Chain and Operations and Board roles for the Amsterdam office.

Rixt graduated from the Utrecht University, the Netherlands with a Masters in Law in Economics. In addition, she completed a minor in Political Economy from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her mother tongue is Dutch. She speaks English fluently and has a fair knowledge of Spanish language.

Hanne Øksenvåg Kirkebøen
Research Director, Market Expert

Hanne is a Research Director in the Oslo office and a member of the firm's Industrial and Natural Resources and Technology Sectors.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Hanne worked three years as a communication consultant in Gambit Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she was part of the marketing communications group.

She holds a MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, where she specialized in Marketing, Industrial Economics and Management.

Katarina Knight
Research Director, Managing Lead

Katarina is a member of the Technology team in London, specialising in board and senior leadership roles. Prior to her current role, she focused on CEO and non-executive appointments in the financial services sector as part of the Board Practice team. Katarina joined Russell Reynolds in the Financial Services Practice and has worked across banking, consumer financial services, insurance and FinTech.

She has worked on a several high-profile CEO succession projects. Katarina graduated from the University of Cambridge and holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences.

Sibylle Marion Lane
Research Director, Managing Lead

Sibylle Lane is an experienced member of the firm’s the global Industrial and Natural Resources Sector and a core member of the global automotive and general industrial practices. She based in Zürich.

Sibylle holds a degree in the Humanities from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. She is fluent in German and English and has good French and Italian language skills.

Marta Malacarne
Research Director, Managing Lead

Marta is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Consumer Sectors.
In addition to working on senior executive and non-executive assignments for these sectors, she also specializes in search mandates in Human Resources.

Marta received her Degree in Law from the Pavia State University. Besides her native Italian, she speaks fluent English and has a good command of French.

Oxana Manko
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in Barcelona, Oxana joined Russell Reynolds in 2010 and pretty much since the beginning was focused on Healthcare, Life Science, MedTech and Technology sectors. During these years, Oxana had the chance to execute a number of national and international assignments both for Barcelona and Madrid as well as supporting other EMEA offices.

Oxana received her degree in Economics (Financial Management) from the University of Saint Petersburg, Russia and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management in Organizations from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. She is bilingual in Russian/Spanish and fluent in English and Catalan.

Jonathan Robson
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in London, Jonathan Robson is a member of the Russell Reynolds Associates Industrial Practice and of the UK Board Practice. His executive assignments focus on work with Energy and Natural Resources clients. His work for the Board Practice covers Chief Executives, Non-Executive Directors, Chairs, and other advisory roles for a broad range of both publicly quoted and private businesses.

Jonathan is a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Roberta Zeme
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in Milan, Roberta Zeme focuses primarily on both international and Italian assignments with FMCG clients. Recent work also include senior level positions within Pulp & Paper, Chemical and the Automotive industry.

Roberta graduated from the University of Pavia, Italy with a Master Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature. His mother tongue is Italian. She speaks English fluently and has a basic knowledge of French and Russian.




Juerg Baertschi

Our researchers know the talent pools intrinsically and through long standing relationships have access to untapped talent for our clients.

Juerg Baertschi
Head of Research and Operations


Aishwarya Ahuja
Research Consultant, Managing Lead

Based in the Mumbai Office, Aishwarya is a Research Consultant and Managing Lead within the firm’s Executive Search practice; and a Leadership Specialist within the Leadership Advisory practice.

Aishwarya holds a BSc. in Psychology from the University of Warwick (UK), and MSc. in Human Resource Management and Employee Engagement from Warwick Business School (UK).

Karen Cheng
Research and Operations Director, Managing Lead

Karen Cheng has over 15 years of senior executive search experience and currently leads the researcher team in Greater China as Research and Operations Director, Managing Lead.

Karen received her Master degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor degree in International Relations from Renmin University of China.

Kyoko Goto
Research Director, Managing Lead

Based in Tokyo, Kyoko is a Research Director in the Healthcare sector.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Kyoko worked for nineteen years at another leading global executive search firm where she engaged in senior-level executive search projects focusing on the Healthcare and Financial Officers practices.

Kyoko received a BA in Humanities from the International Christian University in Tokyo.

Kathryn Howe
Research Director, Market Expert

Kathryn is a Research Director in the Board & CEO Advisory Partners Practice of Russell Reynolds Associates.

Kathryn commenced her career with Price Waterhouse and subsequently worked in professional services firms Booz Allen & Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AT Kearney where she held managerial positions in finance and operations.

Fiona E. Lodge
Research Director, Market Expert

Fiona is a Research Director with Russell Reynolds Associates and works primarily across the Consumer and Retail Practice.

Fiona received her BA (Geography) from Monash University and her Post Graduate in Information Science from Canberra University.

Katie Logie-Smith
Research Director, Managing Lead

Katie leads our highly experienced team of researchers across both the Sydney and Melbourne offices covering all sectors and industries. Her own research specialisation extends across Financial Services, Human Resources and Boards. 

Katie received her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Sydney. She also holds a Diploma in Marketing.

Makiko Tanaka
Research Director, Market Expert

Makiko is a Research Director specializing in the Industrial sector.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Makiko spent approximately eight years working in the consumer and entertainment industries including at Blockbuster Japan.

Makiko received a BA from Sophia University.

Bryan Teo
Research Director, Market Expert

Based in Sydney, Bryan is a Research Director in the Technology and Industrial practices.

Bryan joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and internal recruitment roles.

Bryan has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and completed his MBA at the Melbourne Business School.


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