Press Release

Mercedes LeGrand Joins Russell Reynolds Associates

LeGrand is a member of the firm’s Technology and Industrial Practices.

March 21, 2016

NEW YORK – Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading executive search firm, today announced that Mercedes LeGrand has joined the firm as a member of its Technology and Industrial Practices with a focus on defense-related technology companies. Mercedes will be based in the Washington D.C. office.

“We are pleased to welcome Mercedes to the firm. She will be working with clients on leadership issues as they increasingly face an accelerating pace of disruption and innovation within their businesses,” said Mark Adams, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. operations. “We are confident that our client organizations will benefit greatly from Mercedes’ industry experience and proven expertise.”

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Mercedes was a Managing Partner at Watermark Strategic Advisors, a consultancy connecting emerging technology companies with federal government buyers. At Watermark, Mercedes educated clients on regulations and process, advised on marketing and pricing strategies, provided access to growth capital and advised on merger and acquisition scenarios. Mercedes also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she served as Acting Director of Strategic Planning for the Department of Homeland Security’s Preparedness Directorate. Prior to that, Mercedes worked at Friedman Billings Ramsey, an investment bank based in Washington D.C.

Mercedes received her M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School and London Business School and her B.A. in government and international politics from George Mason University.

About Russell Reynolds Associates

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers and key roles within the C-suite. With more than 370 consultants in 46 offices around the world, we work closely with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today's challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, environmental and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment.

Contact: Vijaya Singh
Russell Reynolds Associates

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Mercedes LeGrand Joins Russell Reynolds Associates