GREENWICH, Conn., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RSR Partners announced today the appointment of Brad McLane as Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm's Marketing, Consumer and Hospitality Practices. Brad will also lead the firm's Chicago office.
"Over the years, certain professionals have emerged as leaders in our business. Brad is certainly in that category and we are delighted that he has joined our firm," said Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., Chairman of RSR Partners.
Brad has more than a decade of executive search experience and has conducted nearly 400 searches during his executive search career. Contributing to Brad's success has been the ability to develop and maintain the strong relationships and experience required to engage the market's leading consumer professionals. Brad is committed to helping his clients identify executives to lead successful turnarounds and re-energize time-honored brands.
"We believe Brad is one of the best in the industry. With Brad working alongside Gary Matus and Bruce Robertson, RSR Partners now has one of the deepest and most talented CMO and consumer teams in the search business," said Barrett Stephens, COO and Managing Director of RSR Partners.
Brad's previous experience includes a long career in executive search, most recently as Head of the Marketing Officers' Practice in the Americas and Co-Head of the North American Consumer Products and Services Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. Brad specializes in conducting C-suite assignments for consumer product clients and senior marketing roles across all industries. He has recently filled roles including CEO, board member, CMO, Executive Vice President of Global Direct Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation Services, among others.
Prior to executive search, Brad was President and co-founder of AccuTraffic.com. Before that, he was Vice President, Marketing with Petrolon Inc. (now part of Royal Dutch Shell), where he oversaw brand strategy and creative development for this multinational, automotive consumer products company. Earlier, Brad spent five years with the Coca-Cola Company in senior product development and marketing roles, following a five-year brand management career at Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis.
After graduating from Yale University, Brad began his career as a senior accountant at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in New York. He later went on to receive his MBA from the University of Chicago GSB (now Booth).
About RSR Partners (www.rsrpartners.com)
RSR Partners is a leading mid-size corporate governance, board and executive search firm in the United States with offices in New York, Greenwich, Chicago, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The company was originally formed in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., to provide leadership consulting and recruiting for corporate boards.
SOURCE RSR Partners