Janine Ames is an executive search and leadership advisory services consultant based in Spencer Stuart’s Stamford Office. She leads the Business & Professional Services Practice and is a member of the firm's CEO and Board practices. Her client work focuses primarily on senior-level executive searches in B2B services and executive assessment and CEO succession projects across industries. She is also passionate about helping companies achieve greater diversity at the executive and board level.

Diverse search, advisory and business background

  • Janine brings nearly 30 years of executive recruiting, management consulting and entrepreneurial experience to her role. Before joining Spencer Stuart, Janine led recruiting and professional development for the North American technology practice at McKinsey, where she had worked earlier in her career as an associate principal, serving clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical and energy sectors.
  • In between roles at McKinsey, Janine helped launch a startup, LiveAdvice, which was an online expert services marketplace for small businesses.
  • Previously, she led marketing and product development for Edison Enterprises, a startup subsidiary of Edison International that provided home warranty and green energy services. She began her career as a consultant at Bain & Company.

Janine holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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