Metzger joins from LHH, a leading integrated talent solutions provider with 8,000 people in more than 60 countries, where he served as vice president, global chief financial officer and global head of business profitability. He has more than 30 years of experience across a diverse range of industries, including roles with professional services and consulting firms.
“Jim is an important addition to our C-suite team,” said Nick Bagiatis, Reed Smith’s chief operating officer. “In addition to his professional services experience, he brings the valuable perspective of having worked across multiple industries, including those that make up a significant part of our client base. He has a reputation for identifying and leveraging key drivers of business performance, and we are looking forward to the positive impact he will have at Reed Smith.”
Metzger has held senior global and multinational roles in public companies and private equity-backed portfolio companies in industries as diverse as cybersecurity and enterprise risk consulting, IT software and services, and medical transportation. At Reed Smith, he will be based in Pittsburgh.
“Reed Smith is known for its commitment to driving progress and innovation for clients as well as for the business aspects of global legal operations,” Metzger said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to join at a time when the firm is focused on strategic investment and growth.”
Metzger’s responsibilities at Reed Smith include leading a global team of over 150 business services professionals.
Metzger has an MBA in finance and international business through a joint-degree program from the New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and the HEC School of Management (Paris). He also has a Juris Masters focused on risk management, compliance and bankruptcy from Florida State University’s College of Law.