Ben Holzemer is the co-head of Spencer Stuart’s North American region. Most recently, he led the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice in the Americas as well as the Silicon Valley and Seattle offices. He is also active in the firm’s Private Equity Practice, conducting work for firms and their portfolio companies, with a particular focus on the high tech industry and emerging markets. Ben has developed a passion for working with emerging markets and innovators, having lived and worked on three continents, assisting multinational corporations and private companies of all sizes to meet their executive management and board leadership needs.
- Over the past five years, Ben has led more than 150 engagements for clients worldwide, including CEO, board director and functional leadership searches as well as in-depth assessments of management teams. In addition to senior-level general management roles, Ben also specializes in recruiting strategy executives, leaders for emerging markets, and senior technology and innovation leaders.
- He has deep industry expertise in networking technologies, software, cloud computing, data centers and big data/analytics and e-commerce. He has additional experience advising companies outside the high tech industry on leadership and talent as it relates to innovation or the implementation of new technologies.
- Ben’s own entrepreneurial and operating background provides him with firsthand knowledge of the needs of clients. He was a co-founder, CEO and leader of two early-stage networking technology companies, guiding both through to acquisition.
Ben earned two B.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, where his studies focused on developing countries and economies. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.