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Eric Sigurdson

CIO Practice Leader - Russell Reynolds Associates


Eric Sigurdson co-leads the Information Officers Practice and has experience recruiting information technology professionals across all industries. With 15 years of search experience and over 25 years in technology, Eric has recruited IT leaders across all industries and a variety of functions within technology organizations. Within the Information Officers Practice, his focus has been on identifying IT leaders who have a strong track record of delivery while possessing a blend of technical and business acumen. Within the technology industry, Eric has significant experience serving relationships in the software and business service segments. Searches for these clients have included CEOs, Presidents, COOs and division General Managers as well as functional executives in sales, marketing, finance, legal and business development. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1995, Eric spent 11 years with the IBM Corporation, where he held a broad range of positions in marketing, sales and management, with his last four years spent leading a software sales organization in the Midwest. He began his IBM career in technical sales with the National Accounts Division in Chicago. Eric is a member of the Glencoe Board of Education and the Chicago Economic Club. Eric received his B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.