Charlie Watson

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Charlie Watson conducts recruitments and executive assessments for leaders within banks, non-bank financial institutions and private equity firms. Based in New York, Charlie has been instrumental in conducting assignments in the capital markets, commodities and “real asset” sectors such as infrastructure, energy, power and real estate. For those organizations, he focuses on both direct investing and corporate development roles. Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Charlie was vice president at sector specialist for institutional equities product marketing for JP Morgan Securities Corporation. Prior to this, he was a Vice President for Deutsche Bank Securities Corporation after working as an associate in Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette’s equities research department. He began his career in banking at Chemical Bank, rising to the title of assistant vice president.
Charlie received his BA in economics from Middlebury College and his MBA, with honors, from Columbia University Business School.
Charlie is Hogan Certified and has completed the first Practicum of Columbia University's Coaching Certification Program.
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C-Suite Succession Development and Transition Executive Search Finance Financial Services Industrial

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Charlie is a regional representative and interviewer for The Taft School, and also sits on the school's Parents' Committee. He served on the Board of the United States Adaptive Golf Alliance (USAGA), a not-for-profit charitable organization with 38 member organizations across the United States, dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. In addition, he previously served on the board of directors of the New Canaan Lacrosse Association for several years.