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Russell Reynolds Associates Bolsters Healthcare Practice by Hiring Bill Clemens


August 2, 2017

​STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT—Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced that Bill Clemens has joined the firm as a member of the Healthcare Practice with a focus on pharmaceutical companies. Based in Stamford, Clemens advises C-suite executives and management teams in the healthcare industry.

“Bill brings very deep insight into the leadership challenges of the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a strong view on cultivating and finding next-generation talent. We are excited that he is joining the firm and expect that his knowledge and perspective will be invaluable to our clients,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. Region.

Clemens has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and previously led the global bio-pharma practice at an international search firm. There, he focused on board and C-suite searches. Prior to entering the executive search and leadership advisory business, Clemens worked with industry-leading global companies in pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services. He spent the early part of his career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Forest Laboratories (now Allergan). He also founded his own medical education and consulting firm and currently serves on the UConn Foundation board.

Clemens holds a B.A. in management and psychology as well as an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Connecticut.


About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global search and leadership advisory firm. Our 400+ consultants in 47 offices work 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 and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations – our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients solve their most complex leadership issues.

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Russell Reynolds Associates Bolsters Healthcare Practice by Hiring Bill Clemens