Jack O’Kelley

Head, Board Effectiveness Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

Jack O’Kelley

Jack O’Kelley

Head, Board Effectiveness Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Jack "Rusty" O'Kelley III is the Managing Partner, Leadership Consulting, Americas, and core member of the global Board Advisory Practice. Based in New York, Rusty works with senior executives across industries. His areas of expertise include board effectiveness and governance, CEO succession planning, senior team effectiveness, and diversity strategy.

Rusty has designed and managed CEO and presidential transitions for Fortune 500 companies, universities, family-held businesses and hedge funds. He has helped senior leadership teams to define roles and responsibilities and clarify decision rights.

Rusty joined Heidrick & Struggles from Katzenbach Partners, a leading organizational and strategy consulting firm, where he developed and led the firm's CEO transition management practice. Previously, Rusty was a corporate lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell focusing on bank mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and corporate governance.

Rusty has written numerous white papers and articles including Chairman's Style Governs Board Dynamics published by NACD's Directors Monthly.

Rusty serves as an independent director for Seventy-Fifth Avenue Investments and Trak Chicago 1 Investments, both affiliates of Combined Properties Inc. He serves on the boards of Bennett College, New Yorkers for Children and the Yale Law School Fund.

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Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

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Executive Director at New Yorkers for Children

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Managing Director at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.

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Former Director at New Yorkers for Children

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Former Commissioner at New York City Administration for Children’s Services

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Managing Director, Co Head Fintech & Data & Analytics at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA

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Jack O’Kelley
Head, Board Effectiveness Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. - USA
Career History
Head, Board Effectiveness Practice
2013 - Current

Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. provides executive recruitment services. Its services include Chief Executive Officer and board advisory services, culture assessment, executive search, global supply chain and leadership assessment. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Regional Managing Partner, Leadership Consulting Americas
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For 60 years we have helped our clients build the best leadership teams in the world. Our expertise comes from our ability to leverage our rich heritage while remaining vigilant to follow market trends that will affect the business landscape tomorrow. As the industry’s pioneer, Heidrick & Struggles has been called on when the stakes are high. We build and maintain relationships with leaders who make things happen around the world.

Political Donations
$2,400
2010

Senator from Delaware

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