Dr. Russ Riendeau, Senior Partner & Chief Behavioral Scientist
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