Role at RSR Partners
Alan leads the firm’s Industrial Technology practice and serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He recruits senior executives, up to and at the CEO and board director level, for clients across the full array of industrial markets. Alan specializes in both public and private diversified industrial companies with global operations and with extensive portfolios of products, services, and solutions. Additionally, Alan is a key member of the firm’s Board and CEO Services Practice, helping companies build competence and effectiveness within their leadership teams and at the board level, and advising on leadership development, succession planning, and organizational design and development. He also has significant experience recruiting Financial Officers and is regularly involved in recruiting other senior functional leaders with experience in engineering, research and development, finance, strategy, M&A, and EHS/sustainability.
Experience and Expertise
He most recently served as a managing director for Russell Reynolds Associates in its New York headquarters and Connecticut office. Prior, Alan was with The Coca-Cola Company in senior general management positions at country, division, and regional levels in Europe and Eurasia. Before that, he was with The J.M. Smucker Company, where he served as managing director of a European subsidiary, director of greater Europe business development, and group marketing manager. Alan began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he worked in brand management in the company’s Food, Beverage, and Beauty Care Divisions. Previously, Alan served in the U.S. Army as a general’s aide and in several command assignments with combat armor units stationed in the U.S. and overseas. He has lived and worked in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Turkey, and has traveled extensively throughout Greater Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Alan received his BS degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Outside RSR Partners
Alan is a member of the West Point Societies of New York and Connecticut, the New Canaan Society, the British/American Business Council, and Business Executives for National Security. He is also the former chairman of the board and now board emeritus and advisor to The Grace Children’s Foundation. He is a member of the elder board at Hope Church in Wilton, Connecticut. He lives in Ridgefield, CT with his dog, Briggs.