Podcast S2 Ep5: Mark Rigotti

Ray D'Cruz interviews former Herbert Smith Freehills Global CEO, Mark Rigotti, about leading dispersed and hybrid teams and his reflections on leading one of the world's leading professional services firms.

March 23, 2021

Ray D'Cruz
Performance Leader

Our guest in episode 5 is former Herbert Smith Freehills Global CEO, Mark Rigotti. Mark shares his insights on the nuances of managing dispersed and hybrid teams, as well as his reflections on leading one of the world's leading professional firms.

This special episode of the Performance Leaders podcast was recorded live at the 2021 Managing Partners Forum in Sydney, Australia.

About Our Guest

Mark Rigotti was Global CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills, serving two terms from 2014-2020.  

As CEO Mark was responsible for developing and driving the firm's “Beyond 2020” global strategy. The results of that strategy include:

  • Eight office openings, with a focus on EMEA and Asia
  • Significant revenue and profit growth
  • Developing the firm's technology enabled, low-cost services platform  
  • Over 150 partner promotions and 75 lateral partner appointments.

Mark is a believer in the importance of fostering a vibrant and productive culture, and ensuring people are well prepared to collaborate, adapt and grow in an ever-changing environment.

Mark is a member of the Business Council of Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australia and holds various board positions. At Herbert Smith Freehills he now focuses on bringing the outside in. He combines global insights, connections, and cross sector experience to give HSF clients and teams access to market leading ideas.  

Prior to becoming Global CEO, Mark was a member of the management team, led practice groups and managed the global client portfolio. Mark joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1996.

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