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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Lauren Shin


December 19, 2017

​NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced that Lauren Shin has joined the firm as a member of the global Consumer team. Based in New York, she leads the Luxury, Fashion and Beauty teams in North America within the Omnichannel Retail and Luxury Practice. She works across a broad range of consumer verticals, including fashion, beauty, home, food and beverage, leisure, and wellness.

Shin is focused on C-suite executive and Board searches, as well as an array of leadership advisory services, including assessment and development, succession planning, and organizational transformation.

"Lauren brings many years of experience helping global luxury brands optimize their leadership," said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates' U.S. Region. "As dramatic shifts in consumer habits, along with digital disruption, profoundly impact the industry, it is imperative that our clients adapt quickly. Lauren's close work with C-suite leaders has placed her at the forefront of helping clients navigate retail's volatile environment and uniquely qualifies her to assist senior leadership through required change."

Shin joins Russell Reynolds Associates from another leading executive search firm, where she was a Partner in the Global Luxury, Fashion & Beauty Practice. There, she helped develop the practice in the United States and led global client relationships. Previously, Shin held a variety of senior leadership roles at Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren and NBC Universal. Earlier in her career she was an investment banker, serving as Vice President in Morgan Stanley's Mergers & Acquisitions department. Shin's experience spans North America, Europe and Asia.

Shin holds a B.S. in accounting and international business from the NYU Stern School of Business and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.


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 Hires Lauren Shin