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Russell Reynolds Associates acquires Kilberry, a Canadian leadership advisory firm

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August 11, 2023
By Talent Canada

Russel Reynolds Associates acquires Kilberrry.

Russel Reynolds Associates (RRA), a global leadership advisory firm, has acquired Kilberry — a Canadian advisor firm that serves investors, CEOs and C-suite leaders across North America.

Kilberry’s services, including executive assessment, CEO succession, executive coaching, top team effectiveness, and private equity advisory, align with and enhance RRA’s core capabilities and expertise, RRA said in a press release.

Kilberry was founded more than 10 years ago by CEO Richard Davis, PhD., a licensed Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. Davis joins RRA as a managing director as part of the acquisition. He and his team of 10 colleagues will join RRA in the firm’s Toronto office.

“Bringing Kilberry into the fold will further bolster RRA’s top-shelf leadership advisory capabilities with some of the most talented consultants in the sector,” said Russell Reynolds Associates’ CEO Constantine Alexandrakis. “Richard and the entire Kilberry team will be a huge asset to RRA thanks to the rigor of their methodologies, the depth of their relationships, and the quality of their insights. We can’t wait to start working with them and bringing their expertise to our clients.”


Kilberry’s clients range from leading public companies to family businesses to private equity firms, as well as a roster of Fortune 100 firms and highly visible clients across the financial services, consumer, and sports industries. Its strong presence in Canada is a powerful lever to drive greater growth throughout this market, RRA said in the release.

“For the past decade, Kilberry’s management psychologists have provided clients with high-­value insights that enable leaders to make confident decisions about their business and people,” said Davis. “I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with premier leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates to create extraordinary shared value for our respective clients.”

The acquisition of Kilberry comes on the heels of another recent RRA acquisition, Nvolv, a U.S.-based boutique leadership advisory firm.

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