Chris Butler is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Officer and Board practices. From an industry perspective, he focuses on the healthcare and technology sectors. With more than 20 years of experience in executive search consulting, he applies deep sector knowledge and understanding to each assignment. He is a recipient of the firm’s annual Lou Rieger Quality Award.

A strong financial background

  • Chris has completed more than 300 assignments for board directors, COOs, CFOs and senior financial executives including corporate controllers, treasury, tax and investor relations executives.
  • Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a partner in an executive search firm that specialized in financial services and chief financial officer assignments. He began his career in search in the San Francisco office of another leading international executive search firm. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in the San Francisco office of KPMG Peat Marwick.
  • Chris served as a member of Spencer Stuart’s audit committee and formerly was chairman of the firm’s partner development committee. He has contributed to the firm’s intellectual capital on a range of subjects, including board oversight, financial leadership and the role of the audit committee.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of San Francisco, and is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the state of California.

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