Ben Machtiger is the chief marketing and communications officer for Spencer Stuart and has been a member of the firm’s management team since 2004. He simultaneously served as the firm’s chief strategy officer from 2013-2021 during a period of considerable firm evolution. Ben is responsible for leading and managing marketing and communications programs worldwide, including brand strategy, practice-level programs, thought leadership development, digital marketing, media relations, sponsorships, service offering positioning, and internal communications. He also oversees the firm’s client and candidate satisfaction program. During his Spencer Stuart tenure, Ben has served three CEOs and four chairs.

Building Brand Experience

  • In 2019, Ben led the development of the new Kincentric brand for Spencer Stuart, as the firm acquired multiple lines of business from Aon in the human capital space and relaunched them as a new business unit within Spencer Stuart.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart in 2004, Ben was managing partner of the New York office of Prophet, a global marketing and strategy consultancy serving leading multinationals. Ben previously served as chief marketing officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.
  • He spent 19 years with Young & Rubicam (within the WPP group) in multiple roles and business units, including leading global integrated marketing relationships for key strategic clients such as Accenture and AT&T. Within Y&R, Ben also served as chief operating officer of the B2B marketing agency Marsteller Advertising, a managing director of Burson-Marsteller, and as a managing director of PaineWebber/Y&R Ventures (an M&A consulting group).

Ben is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University, and also received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.