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Margot McShane


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Margot McShane
Margot McShane



San Francisco

Margot McShane

Margot McShane is a member of the firm's Board and CEO Advisory Group and a Managing Director in the San Francisco office. She advises corporate boards and CEOs in the areas of CEO succession planning, board succession planning and refreshment as well as board and committee evaluations. She specializes in advising clients on transformational leadership solutions, including when disruptive forces challenge the status quo. Margot is also an expert on diversity talent solutions and leverages her extensive experience to provide innovative strategies for her clients  She advises Fortune 500 and private equity-backed companies across a range of sectors, stages and sizes on leadership solutions, which create alignment and drive impact.

Previous Experience

Margot previously co-led the firm’s Consumer Digital and Media Practice. She is also a member of the Retail, Marketing Officers and Consumer Products and Services Practices. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Margot held leadership roles in marketing and brand management in retail, consumer product and digital companies.


Margot received her A.B. in political science and history from Brown University.


Consumer, Consumer Products, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Technology, Digital Leadership, Marketing Officers, Technology Officers, Board Directors and Chief Executive Officers, Digital, Board & CEO Advisory Group

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