Georgia Rankin

Georgia advises some of the world’s preeminent private equity leaders to help them develop strong, sustainable, and diverse leadership teams—for both their firms and their portfolio companies.

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Georgia Rankin co-leads the global private equity practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. She is also a member of our global private capital leadership team and co-leads our financial services operations in the UK. 

Georgia has more than 20 years of experience completing searches for funds and their portfolio companies. She specializes in hiring investment leaders, sector and country heads, operating partners and advisors, CEOs of portfolio companies, CFOs, and board members of private equity-backed businesses. Her activities span pre-deal advisory and post-acquisition executive and non-executive hiring. Georgia also works closely with our teams around the world on succession planning, post-merger integration, due diligence, and talent development for management teams at portfolio companies.

Georgia’s clients include leading international mid-cap and large-cap buyout firms. She drives several key relationships for the firm and is a trusted adviser to a range of managing partners, investment and distribution leaders, and senior executives across the industry.  

Before focusing on private equity and alternatives, Georgia was a member of our global banking and markets team, where she led assignments in corporate finance, M&A, leveraged finance, and capital markets. Before joining RRA in 1999, Georgia worked for an internet-based marketing firm and a market research company.

Georgia holds a BA in modern history from Oriel College at Oxford University.
Georgia is also passionate about diversity and inclusion in the investment industry. Since its inception, she has worked with Level 20, a not-for-profit organization established to promote gender diversity in private equity.
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Areas of Expertise

Development and Transition Executive Search Finance Financial Services Private Capital Venture Capital and Growth

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