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Eric Douglas Keene

Board and CEO Services

Role at RSR Partners

Eric is a Managing Director in the firm’s Board & CEO Services practice and provides market leadership throughout the Midwest. He is a senior member of the Industrial Technology, Financial Services, and Consumer Markets and Enterprises practices. Eric recruits board directors, general management, commercial leadership, and functional executives on behalf of publicly traded, private equity sponsored, and multigenerational family controlled clients.

Experience and Expertise

As the founder of Keene Advisory Group, Eric is widely regarded for his impactful both/and thinking solutions to diverse talent acquisition needs. Previously, he served as a firm-wide leader on Diversity & Inclusion and was a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers practices at Russell Reynolds Associates. Before executive search, Eric worked for McKinsey & Company, serving international clientele on issues of operations, organization, sales, and strategy. His earlier experience includes several years in sales and marketing with AT&T, O’Connor & Associates/Swiss Bank (UBS), and IBM.

Outside RSR Partners

A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Eric received his MBA as the Weatherhead Alumni Scholar from Case Western Reserve University and earned his BSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, a Director Emeritus of the Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University, and Co-Founder of the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo Endowed Scholarship at Dominican University.