Courtney della Cava

Partner, San Francisco

Biografie Courtney

Courtney della Cava is a partner based in our San Francisco office.  She is a key member of the firm’s Leadership and Talent practice and leads the global Bain Executive Network.

With more than 20 years of management consulting experience, Courtney advises corporate and private equity industry clients on CEO succession, CEO and Board effectiveness and broader organizational talent strategies and solutions. She holds deep expertise in organizational topics including talent strategy, corporate governance, succession planning, executive assessment and leadership development. During her tenure at Bain in the United States and Europe, she has published numerous insights and has been regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal and other major media outlets. 

Courtney previously served as a partner and managing director for Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search and talent assessment firm, and as European marketing director for M&M Mars. Earlier, she held product and marketing roles with Toyota/Lexus, and began her career at WPP/Hill and Knowlton, where she worked with clients including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, and Mazda.

She has served on multiple nonprofit boards and currently serves as Board Vice Chair of the Mount Tamalpais School in Mill Valley, CA.

Courtney earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Dean’s Award of Excellence and received a Ford Fellowship scholarship to study at Keio Business School in Tokyo. She is also a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude

She is a dual citizen of the US and Italy.

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