Tina Shah Paikeday

Tina Shah Paikeday specializes in consulting and executive search related to human capital and is an expert in Diversity & Inclusion. Tina advises public, private and nonprofit clients in the areas of culture transformation, executive search and leadership development, with the goal of optimizing human capital investments that drive learning, development and innovation. Recent work has included the recruitment of human capital leaders, development of inclusive leaders, talent management de-biasing and inclusive culture transformation. She is based in San Francisco and works with clients globally.


Tina has more than 20 years of industry experience. She joined Russell Reynolds Associates from the Talent Advisory Board, a boutique research and management consulting firm she founded. As a Managing Director, Tina advised clients on managing a diverse workforce. Earlier, she was a Senior Director at the Corporate Executive Board and was instrumental in building the Corporate Leadership Council Solutions people analytics business. Tina started her career at McKinsey & Company, and has worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company. Tina was also CEO of zBox Company, a venture-backed, tech-based appliance producer whose product line was later acquired by Whirlpool.


Tina received a BS in commerce, with honors, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also completed doctoral-level coursework and is researching mindfulness and executive decision-making.

Tina has been a guest lecturer in organizational behavior at the Haas School of Business at the University of California and on strategy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has served on several boards and is currently a Trustee of the IDEA Fund at the University of Virginia and an active supporter of Vision 2025: Diversity and Community at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tina is also a member of the Academy of Management and a 1990 Coca-Cola Scholar.