Aidan O'Brien is based in our Paris office and a member of the Technology, Media, Telecommunications & IT Services Practice. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting and the technology industry, he possesses deep experience in the transformation of a variety of organizations, from established multi-billion-dollar high tech companies to scale-ups and early-stage startups. Aidan focuses on digital, artificial intelligence, SaaS companies and professional football clubs. He is known for his ability to break down complex problems and personalities; finding original solutions; for being insatiably curious; and for having a strong analytical mind and an unwavering belief that effective leadership is at the core of any company’s success.

Deep experience in transforming organizations and leading change

  • Aidan has extensive experience across the full lifecycle of product management from discovery to design, build, marketing and sales, in both B2B and B2C environments.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Aidan was the co-founder and CEO of an entrepreneurial venture. Before that he was a managing director at Dell Technologies, advising the executive management teams of some of Dell’s largest global clients.
  • Aidan spent the first decade of his career at Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting), helping clients solve their most complex data, business model and innovation issues.

Aidan has lived and worked across Europe, the Americas and Asia. He speaks English and French fluently. He holds a first masters in politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE) from Oxford University, and a second in innovation and entrepreneurship from HEC Paris. He is an inventor of two patents and a certified trainer in the process communication model. A former football player in the UK, he is now a UEFA A candidate license coach.

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