Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leadership advisory and search firm, announced that Gautham Parthasarathy has joined the firm as a Consultant in the Industrial & Natural Resources Practice. Based in Atlanta, Parthasarathy is a trusted advisor to clients in the chemicals and manufacturing industries and helps them build quality leadership teams.
“Gautham’s experience in P&L responsibility for growth businesses and in building transformational commercial strategies will serve as an immediate asset to our clients,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Americas Region. “His breadth of knowledge in leading businesses in diverse and dynamic global markets gives him a perspective on C-suite talent that will help our clients be better equipped to chart their own growth trajectories through stronger leadership.”
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Parthasarathy led global product strategy for the $2 billion Sealings Systems business of Cooper Standard Automotive, and he served as Vice President and General Manager at Michelman, a family-owned company based in Cincinnati, as well as at PE-owned Emerald Performance Materials in Vancouver. He has also held Chief Marketing Officer roles for strategy consulting firms and conglomerates in India, where he was a strategic advisor to the C-suite. Parthasarathy began his career at GE before moving into functional leadership roles in the specialty chemicals industry.
Parthasarathy holds an MBA from the Leonard M. Stern School of Business at New York University, a PhD in chemical engineering from Auburn University and a BEng from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai.