Intrepid Advises Global Leadership Advisory Firm Russell Reynolds Associates on Its Acquisition of Kilberry

Intrepid Investment Bankers (Intrepid), a leading middle-market investment bank, announced today that it acted as the buy-side advisor to Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA), on its acquisition of Kilberry. RRA is one of the largest leadership advisory firms in the world with 600+ consultants spanning 47 offices focused on providing top tier leadership services to public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. Based in Toronto, Canada, Kilberry provides executive assessment, CEO succession, executive coaching and top team effectiveness services to key corporate leaders. Intrepid was retained by RRA to identify acquisition candidates focused on providing leadership development and advisory services targeting the C-suite, ultimately bringing Kilberry and RRA together.

Russell Reynolds Large“Bringing Kilberry into the fold will further bolster RRA’s top-shelf leadership advisory capabilities with some of the most talented consultants in the sector,” said Russell Reynolds Associates’ CEO Constantine Alexandrakis

“Intrepid and our Human Capital Management franchise are thrilled to have been chosen by such a high-quality leader in RRA to leverage our industry expertise to assist them in accelerating their growth plans via acquisitions, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.” said Jeff Becker, Managing Director at Intrepid.

“It has been a pleasure working with RRA.  The acquisition of Kilberry will further strengthen their position as a leading provider of executive search and leadership advisory services to companies across the globe.” said Joseph Husband, Director of Business Development – Buy-side Advisory at Intrepid.


About Intrepid’s Buy-Side Advisory Group

Intrepid’s Buy-Side Advisory Group specializes in working across a wide variety of industries with private equity groups, private equity-backed portfolio companies, or large corporate acquirers to execute their acquisition strategies. Our team combines the expertise of buy-side search specialists, Intrepid’s dedicated industry coverage groups, and the relentless execution and quality of a premier investment bank. We have access to relationships and resources worldwide through our industry coverage groups, partnership with MUFG Union Bank, and involvement in Oaklins, a global middle-market investment consortium.

About Russell Reynolds

Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory firm. Our 600+ consultants in 47 offices work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic, sustainability, and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture, and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. We exist to improve the way the world is led.

About Kilberry

Kilberry is a leading firm of management psychologists that provides executive assessment and development services to investors, CEOs, and key corporate leaders. Using psychological insight and business experience, we help companies create value by choosing the right executives, backing the right management teams, developing extraordinary leadership, and navigating through periods of leadership succession. Through our offices in Toronto and New York, we serve clients throughout the globe and in a wide range of industries.