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Gary J. Matus

Managing Director

My Role at RSR Partners

I am a member of  the firm’s Consumer Goods and Services Practice and Financial Services Practice. I am also a senior member of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice.

How I Deliver Impact

First and foremost, I care about the clients and the results. I identify and recruit talent as if I were recruiting for myself. My career has allowed me to run and build companies which has been a terrific foundation for conducting thoughtful and targeted search on behalf of important clients. Having a trusted network of capable and experienced colleagues is a powerful resource which often makes the difference in how I deliver impact.

Expertise I Bring to the Firm’s Clients

Insights gained in running a public company and serving on a public company board (Iwerks Entertainment) have given me a unique perspective on executive and board recruiting, as well the essential ingredients for success.

Prior to RSR Partners, I was a managing partner of Egon Zehnder International, heading the firm’s Financial Services Practice.

Before entering search, I held a number of senior management roles with Bank of America including chief marketing officer. I have also served as president and chief executive officer of Iwerks Entertainment. I began my career as a national brands product manager with Colgate-Palmolive.

I graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in economics. I also received an MBA from the Arizona State University/Thunderbird School of Global Management. Additionally, I have a post graduate degree from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA in director education and certification.

Life Outside RSR Partners

I live in Pasadena, California and currently serve on the Board of the Los Angeles Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. I am also actively involved with my alma mater, CSULA, and serve on the President’s Council.

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