Kalon Gutierrez '03

Kalon Gutierrez '03


Kalon Gutierrez '03, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Kalon Gutierrez '03

Kalon is a leader in the Consumer, Digital & Media, Luxury & Retail and Mobile & Convergence Practices at Russell Reynolds. He conducts senior-level assignments for retail, consumer products, content and gaming companies with a focus on brand and retail innovation, wearables, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), digital health, social, e-commerce and digital marketing. Kalon leverages strong brand, retail and technology experience, holding senior-level executive and advisory positions at start-up and Fortune 500 companies alike. He is based in San Francisco.


Consumer, Consumer Products, Digital, Media and Entertainment, Omnichannel Retail and Luxury, Technology, Digital Leadership, Marketing Officers, Digital Transformation.

Previous Experience

Kalon spent the last decade in senior business development, brand management and B2B/B2C marketing roles. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Kalon served as Vice President, Business Development for JCPenney and ZoomSystems Automated Retail, and Co-Founded Bixbee, an e-commerce led global consumer products company with a social mission. Kalon's experience is rooted in brand management/product development in the beauty and luxury packaged goods spaces at L'Oreal and Givaudan and e-business consulting at Andersen, LLP. Past partners include Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, The Body Shop, LEGO, Bliss, Avon, Reebok, Jockey, Bath & Body Works, Procter & Gamble, Sephora and Neutrogena. Kalon serves as an advisor to early stage technology-enabled retail and consumer product companies and is a blogger for the Huffington Post.


Kalon received his B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of California, San Diego and his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.