Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, announced that Paul Ottolini has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Ottolini will be responsible for managing the firm's global financial operations, connecting strategy with performance and overseeing financial reporting and budget management.
"We are delighted to welcome Paul to the firm," said Clarke Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates. "Paul's previous leadership roles at global organizations and in the professional services industry make him uniquely qualified to lead our finance department. His decades of experience align terrifically with our needs, and we look forward to his contributions in the weeks and months to come."
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ottolini was the CFO of IBM's Global Business Services division. There, he was responsible for transformational efforts to increase overall operating performance while also leading day-to-day financial and operational activities. Previously, Ottolini was at Deloitte for over twenty years, where he held a range of financial, operational and client-facing roles.
Ottolini holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.