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Carter L. Burgess, Jr.

Managing Director

Role at RSR Partners

Carter is head of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice. As practice leader, he focuses on director searches, the build-out of entire boards, comprehensive board composition analyses, multi-year succession planning strategies, and board performance assessments for companies in a broad array of industries.

Experience and Expertise

He has been in executive recruiting for almost 20 years. Carter has focused exclusively on board recruiting for the past 15 years and has completed over 200 director searches. Before RSR Partners, he was a senior member of the Financial Services Practice at Egon Zehnder in New York. He has executed recent assignments in the following industries: business services, chemicals, construction and engineering, consumer products and services, energy, financial services, healthcare, homebuilding, hospitality and leisure, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, utilities, technology, and transportation. Before Carter started in search, he was a vice president in the Corporate Finance Department at Salomon Brothers. As a member of the retail industry coverage group, he advised leading retailers on a variety of matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, and accessing the public, private equity, and fixed income capital markets.

Outside RSR Partners

Carter graduated from Brown University with a BA in international relations and earned his MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife are long-time residents of Pelham Manor, New York. They have two grown children; one lives in Manhattan and the other in Boulder, Colorado. Carter loves the outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, bird watching, and gardening.

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