Justus O’Brien

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Based in Stamford, Justus serves as Global Family Business Leader at Russell Reynolds Associates. During his decorated career, Justus has established himself as a trusted advisory to FTSE and Fortune 100 companies across all major industry sectors. Along with conducting executive searches, he also advises companies on board and committee evaluations, activism, digital transformation, diversity and governance benchmarking. Justus brings decades of executive search experience to his role at Russell Reynolds.

Prior to joining the firm, Justus held various senior leadership roles over the course of his career, working with global companies in the consumer, healthcare, industrial and energy, financial services and technology sectors, among others. He brings a global view to his work, having lived and worked in Brazil, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.

Justus earned his B.A. in English Literature from Cornell University and received his M.A. in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University. Justus is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
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Justus is highly involved with professional affiliations and serves on many boards. He is on the Board of Advisors for Oxford Rothermere American Institute as well as the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. He is also a Director of Arundel Capital and a member of the Council for Foreign Relations.