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Bradford L. McLane

Managing Director

Role at RSR Partners

Brad leads the firm’s Marketing Officers and Consumer Goods and Services Practices.

Experience and Expertise

He has been in executive search for over 20 years, and he has completed more than 400 searches. Before RSR Partners, he was global head of the Marketing Officers Practice and co-head of the North American Consumer Products and Services Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates. His focus is on senior-level assignments for consumer product clients and senior marketing roles for financial services, healthcare, technology, industrial, and non-profit clients. Brad has recently helped clients fill roles including CEO, board member, CMO, executive vice president of global direct marketing, and senior vice president of marketing and innovation services. Before he started in search, Brad was a senior accountant at Price Waterhouse in New York, was in brand management at Ralston Purina, had several senior product development and marketing roles at Coca-Cola, was responsible for brand strategy and creative development at Petrolon Inc., and was president and co-founder of AccuTraffic.com.

Outside RSR Partners

Brad graduated from Yale University, where he majored in architecture, and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife Dede live in Winnetka, Illinois. Their oldest is teaching in France after a Teach for America stint in New York City. Their next is an associate consultant with Bain, and their youngest is a travel goalie on the girls hockey team. Brad has been involved in several community organizations: past president of the Board of Commissioners of the Winnetka Park District and past chair of the Winnetka Congregational Church Board. He is currently on the Village of Winnetka Design Review Board. Brad was recently a member of the Steering Committee of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Kilts Center for Marketing. Brad enjoys running and generally likes to work out.

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