Kathy Ventura recruits senior leaders to client companies in the consumer sector. She started her career at Russell Reynolds as a core member of the firm’s Consumer Practice leading marketing and general management searches for clients including AT&T, Estee Lauder, Coach, Comcast and Disney. Kathy also built the Firm’s corporate communications practice in the US.
After a child-rearing sabbatical, Kathy returned to the firm to recruit modern marketing executives and operating leaders to large corporations and portfolio companies of private equity firms. Kathy has always enjoyed building close client partnerships and frequently helps clients build out full capabilities and teams. In early 2020, after two years with a smaller firm, Kathy founded VenturaFinn. Her goal has been to continue to deliver superior search outcomes, but also offer clients more flexibility, creativity and an overall better search experience than what the industry typically offers.
At her former firm, Kathy was a founding member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and she continues to support her clients in building more diverse teams and inclusive cultures.