Adam Kling is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services group and a sought-after advisor to new and seasoned CEOs on critical transformation and leadership matters that drive financial performance. He blends over 20 years of experience with a highly engaging approach to develop strong partnerships with CEOs and directors who are working at the intersection of disruption, strategy and leadership. He delivers superior insights and outcomes, drawing on his broad experience in C-suites and boardrooms, from Fortune 100 companies to startups across many industries, including biotech, pharma, private equity, insurance, aerospace, retail, entertainment and technology.

Expert on CEO effectiveness, transformation and executive integration

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Adam was a senior partner and client portfolio leader at a global executive development firm, where he was involved in developing the firm’s approach to delivering and measuring client impact and led its executive integration practice.
  • He has led and managed multiple CEO advisory and large-scale transformation engagements that focus on CEO, board and top-team effectiveness.
  • A published author and recognized expert, Adam has partnered with several Fortune 500 companies to develop enterprise-wide programs to accelerate the contribution and credibility of newly hired and promoted C-suite executives.

Adam is based in Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree from California State University and received a second master’s degree and a PhD in organizational psychology from Alliant International University.

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