Alan Renne is a senior member of the firm’s Industrial Technology and Innovation Practice, where he recruits senior executives up to CEO and board director levels for clients in a wide array of industrial markets. He also serves as a member of the RSR Partners Executive Committee. He specializes in both public and private diversified industrial companies with extensive portfolios of products, services, and solutions. Alan also helps companies build competence within their leadership teams and boards, advising on leadership development, succession planning, and organizational development. His additional areas of emphasis involve senior functional leaders in engineering, research and development, finance, strategy, M&A, and sustainability.
He most recently served as a managing director for Russell Reynolds Associates in its New York headquarters and Connecticut office. Prior, Alan was with The Coca-Cola Company in senior general management positions at country, division, and regional levels in Europe and Eurasia. Before that, he was with The J.M. Smucker Company, where he served as managing director of a European subsidiary, director of greater Europe business development, and group marketing manager.
Alan began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he worked in brand management in the company’s Food, Beverage, and Beauty Care Divisions. Previously, Alan served in the U.S. Army as a general’s aide and in several command assignments with combat armor units stationed in the U.S. and overseas. He has lived and worked in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Turkey, and has traveled extensively throughout Greater Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
He is a member of the West Point Societies of New York and Connecticut, the New Canaan Society, the British/American Business Council, and Business Executives for National Security. Alan is also the former chairman of the board and now board emeritus and advisor to The Grace Children’s Foundation. Alan received his BS degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife Sherry.