Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, announced that Robert Craig has joined the firm as a consultant in the Industrial, and Energy and Natural Resources Practices, as well as the Financial Officers Practice. Based in Los Angeles, Craig works with clients across a number of industry verticals, including energy, industrials, power and utilities, and renewable energy/clean tech.

“We are excited to have Rob join the firm. His past experiences, including being a Chief Financial Officer, coupled with his industry expertise, will assist our clients in identifying the best leadership strategies”

Craig has more than 25 years of experience in the energy and power sector with experience as an Investment Banker and, most recently, as Chief Financial Officer for two private equity-backed renewable energy companies.

Before joining the firm, Craig served as Chief Financial Officer at Lincoln Clean Energy and Wind Capital Group, where he led initiatives for significant growth and successful exits. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles in the energy and power investment banking groups at Banc of America Securities, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He was responsible for the origination and execution of strategic advisory, M&A and capital-raising transactions. Craig started his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse.

Craig earned a B.B.A. in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

SOURCE: Russell Reynolds Associates