Clarke Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Russell Reynolds Associates

Clarke Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates and serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was the Global Leader of the firm's CEO/Board Services Practice.

While at Russell Reynolds Associates, Clarke has conducted a number of significant projects in the industry, including Board of Director searches for UnitedHealth Group and MSCI. He has also conducted CEO assignments for MasterCard, ARAMARK, and Duke Energy, among others. In addition, he has led notable searches in the private equity industry including searches for the Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus.
Clarke has over 25 years of experience in the executive recruiting industry and joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1988. Now based in New York, he also spent time in the firm's Frankfurt office and later in London, where he served as Deputy Country Manager. He has also acted as Head of the Americas. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Clarke was a commercial banking officer at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now part of JPMorgan Chase) in New York.
Clarke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the New York City Ballet. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Convent of the Sacred Heart School and is a former Trustee of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia.

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