Dr. Russ Riendeau, Senior Partner & Chief Behavioral Scientist

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  • 5000+ completed search spanning 100 different industries and over 150,000 professional interviews, since 1985.

  • One of only .002% of executive search professionals in North America that is a behavioral psychologist.

  • Searches range from Fortune 100 corporations, privately-help companies and  start-ups.

  • Multiple market expertise and search process proven to work across industries, from CEOs to business development professionals.

  • Founder/Partner of 3 successful search practices.

  • The East Wing Group, Russ founded in 2000, was sought out and acquired by top 4 search firm DHR/Jobplex, in 2014.

  • Russ left Jobplex to start New Frontier Search Company in 2018, deciding to go back to a boutique search practice.

  • Endorsed by Ellipsis as one of the top search practices in the country

  • Delivered 6 TEDx Talks and over 100 presentations/keynotes

  • Talent acquisition expert featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, CEO and CIO magazine,  Training magazine, Sales & Marketing magazine, numerous books/ podcasts, Crain’s publications, Shaw Media Group, WGN News, SHRM, and Hunt Scanlon Media.

  • Eleven books and over 200 articles he has authored/co-authored  have been publicly endorsed by  bestselling authors, recognized thought leaders, medical professionals and creative arts community in North America including: Dan Pink, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Neil Rackham, Harry Paul,  Martin Rutte, Stephen Lundin, Dr. Billy Cohn,  Brian Tracy, poet voice  Sekou Andrews and Marshall Goldsmith. 

  • Lectures at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, DePaul,  Kellogg School of Management, Millikin University, General Electric Corporate University and National Louis University.

  • Formal education: BA in applied behavioral sciences, MA in developmental psychology and PhD in psychology. 

  • Earlier careers included nine years as a homebuilder and short-lived career