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Chantal “Taly” Russell is the founder and CEO of SilverChair Partners.

A passionate professional who entered the senior echelons of executive search back in 2003, Taly recruits and connects talented individuals to fill HR or support roles for SilverChair’s prestigious personal network of clients in various industries, such as finance, media, technology, advertising, real estate and management consulting.

Taly is actively involved in numerous philanthropic organizations. She has been part of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization targeting poverty in New York City, for fifteen years. In recent years she’s branched out into more organizations, such as:

  • The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF): dedicated to funding groundbreaking research in lung cancer
  • The Green Schools Alliance (GSA): helping schools pursue sustainability efforts
  • Charity Water: bringing safe drinking water to people in developing countries
  • Stop Poaching Now (NY charter membership): founded to eradicate the demand for endangered animal products and support biodiversity
  • American Museum of Natural History Junior Council: an outlet for philanthropists and enthusiasts of the Museum

The team at SilverChair Partners share Taly’s desire to contribute to a variety of humanitarian causes and initiatives. Most recently they held a company-wide holiday fundraiser for City Harvest, an organization that has rescued and delivered over 600 million pounds of nutritious food to help fight hunger in New York. SilverChair Partners raised $5,500 in their efforts.

Taly enjoys attending local charitable events and getting involved in volunteer projects whenever she can. As someone who has always believed in the power of networking and human connection, Taly also seeks out ways to increase others’ interest and participation in charity work.

More about Chantal "Taly" Russell

Taly was born in Zurich, Switzerland and grew up in New York City. She attended New York University’s Stern School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree concentrating on Econ. Taly was a Casting Director in New York and Los Angeles for years before joining Glocap Search as Senior Vice President in 2003. She later held roles as Managing Director and Head of Business Development for the powerhouse executive search firm before she decided to found SilverChair Partners in January of 2013.

Taly has shared her business insights with Business News Daily, ABC News, bSmart, Forbes BrandVoice®, and more. SilverChair Partners has been recognized in outlets such as DNAinfo New York, Learnvest, and the New York Times.

Taly created this blog to cover some of the topics that have driven her to get involved and volunteer with organizations for 15+ years.