Marnie Smith

Portrait of STARS Board Member Marnie Smith
Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Calgary, AB

Marnie is a managing director at Russell Reynolds Associates, a top global executive search firm based in New York, NY, leading its Western Canadian team, Canadian Energy Practice and is a member of its Board & CEO Advisory Partners and Global Industrial and Natural Resources Practice. Marnie partners with clients across industries on their strategic leadership initiatives and decisions, including CEO, board and leadership succession, leadership assessment and development and board effectiveness. Prior to her executive search career, she was managing director and head of Canadian Energy at a global bank where she provided dynamic corporate finance solutions, advice in relation to valuation, strategy and mergers and acquisitions, and the execution of principal investments.

With a passion for human equity and advancing woman and diverse professionals, Marnie dedicates her time to GROW and Axis Connects where she is a founding member of each. She has previously been very active with Women in Capital Markets, UNICEF Canada, and the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in Southern Alberta. Today she serves on the Board of Directors of Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd and Advisory Board of BluMaDAple Capital Partners.

Marnie received a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction and a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, with distinction from the University of Calgary. She also holds a Master of Finance from INSEAD.

Board Committee Memberships

Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee