Rose Mistri-Somers is a key member of the firm’s Financial Officers Practice, based in New York. Rose works with clients on a range of CFO and broader financial officer appointments across sectors, with a focus on pharma and life sciences, and consumer and retail. Her client base crosses a broad spectrum, as she regularly engages with multinational Fortune 500 organizations, in addition to smaller private equity or venture capital-backed companies.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Rose was the Chief of Staff for Serco AMEAA, one of four global divisions of Serco Group, an $8B FTSE-listed company. In this role, she helped deliver the operational and financial goals of the region covering Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. She was also a critical member of the regional executive team responsible for developing and executing divisional strategy aligned with the group’s global strategy. Prior to Serco, Rose spent several years in the advisory practice of Ernst & Young, in both the London and Sydney offices. During her tenure, she was a core member of the capital transformation group within transactions advisory services.
Rose received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.