RSR Partners Appoints Matrice Ellis-Kirk as Managing Director in Firm’s Board of Directors Practice

GREENWICH, Conn. — RSR Partners, a leading board and executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Matrice Ellis-Kirk as Managing Director in the firm’s Board of Directors Practice. With more than 18 years of executive search experience, Ms. Ellis-Kirk will continue her work in the boardroom, focusing on governance and recruiting. Additionally, she will build a new presence for the firm in the Southwest region, opening an office in Dallas, Texas.

Announcing Ellis-Kirk’s appointment, RSR Partners Chief Executive Officer Barrett Stephens stated, “We are extremely fortunate to welcome Matrice to our firm. Her wealth of senior-level board recruiting experience will make her not only a tremendous asset to our global client base, but also an instrumental advisor within our company.” Stephens continued, “And as we open a new office in Dallas under Matrice’s leadership, our firm will now be even better equipped to meet our growing client needs.”

Ellis-Kirk’s previous experience includes working with two global search firms. She worked with global clients on both executive search and corporate board assignments. In addition, she had several management and operating roles helping to drive internal effectiveness.

“I am very excited and honored to join RSR Partners during a time when corporate boards are truly assessing the skills around the table to ensure that they have the capabilities to help executive leadership think through its strategies and risks,” Ellis-Kirk said. “I look forward to continuing my work of helping boards identify and recruit the talent that will further add value to their companies.”

Ellis-Kirk serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Dallas chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Women Corporate Directors. She is active in the business and civic community serving on numerous boards, including the Dallas Center for Performing Arts and UT Southwestern Medical Foundation. She has authored numerous articles and speaks publically on issues of leadership, diversity, and the boardroom. Ellis-Kirk also has served on public company boards, as well as the World Economic Forum’s Council on Women’s Empowerment. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

RSR Partners is a board, executive, and leadership recruiting firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut with additional offices in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. The company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.

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