Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Chair, Board of Directors


Matrice Ellis-Kirk is a senior member of the firm’s Board Recruiting and Chief Executive Officers Practices. She also serves as a member of the RSR Partners Executive Committee.

Ms. Ellis-Kirk has over 20 years experience in the executive search industry. Before RSR Partners, Ms. Ellis-Kirk led board and CEO assignments at two large global search firms. She began her search career in their Consumer Goods and Services and Private Equity Practices, as well as the Financial Officers Practice. Her early career was as an officer in commercial banking at MBank, the vice president of the Office of Management and Budget at Dallas Area Rapid Transit and leading the Dallas office of investment banking firm Apex Securities.

Ms. Ellis-Kirk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband Ron are empty nesters mostly living in Dallas, Texas. Her interests span the arts, education, and transportation. Ms. Ellis-Kirk chairs the AT&T Performing Arts Center; is a Dallas City Council appointed board member of the DFW Airport Authority and is a Communities Foundation of Texas trustee.