Justus O’Brien


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Justus O’Brien
Justus O’Brien




New York

Justus O’Brien

Justus O’Brien is co-leader of the firm's Board and CEO Advisory Group and serves as a Managing Director in the New York office. He advises corporate boards and CEOs in corporate governance, CEO succession planning, board succession planning and refreshment, board and committee evaluations, activism, digital transformation, diversity and governance benchmarking. Justus is a trusted advisor to FTSE and Fortune 100 companies across all major industry sectors.

Previous Experience

Justus has decades of executive search experience advising global companies in the consumer, healthcare, industrial and energy, financial services and technology sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Justus held various senior leadership roles over the course of his search career. He has extensive overseas experience having lived and worked in Brazil, Spain, Venezuela and the U.K. and brings an indepth global perspective on business solutions.

Additional Professional Activities

Justus is highly involved with professional affiliations and serves on many boards. He is on the Board of Advisors for Oxford Rothermere American Institute as well as the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. He is also a Director of Arundel Capital and a member of the Council for Foreign Relations.


Justus earned his B.A. in English Literature from Cornell University and received his M.A. in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University. Justus is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


Consumer, Consumer Products, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Board & CEO Advisory Group

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Justus O’Brien