Álvaro López-Barahona is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services and Private Equity practices based in Madrid and operating across EMEA. He works with clients in the banking, asset management, insurance, private equity and tech space. Alvaro is an expert in executive search, assessment, and leadership consulting. He also supports clients across their portfolio businesses and new acquisition opportunities they encounter.

Executive search professional with insight into the financial services landscape

  • Alvaro joined Spencer Stuart in 2015, previously, was a senior consultant with another global executive search firm, focusing on the banking and insurance sectors.
  • Prior to his career in executive search, Álvaro worked as sales trader on the fixed income desk of Banco Santander, covering EMEA clients.

Álvaro earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad CEU San Pablo and an MBA from IESE Business School.

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