Brad Farnsworth is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s Energy and Financial Officer practices, where his functional focus is on recruiting board directors and senior-level general management, financial officers and human resources executives. He has successfully conducted board director assignments for a broad range of industrial clients, including many of the most prominent energy, oil and gas, and construction companies in the U.S. He also regularly leads searches for chief executive officers, presidents and chief operating officers for clients in the energy business and related fields.

Plugged into the energy industry

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Brad was vice president of business development for GeoNet Services and director of business development with Precision Castparts Corporation.
  • Earlier, Brad held planning and general management roles with Browning-Ferris Industries and was a strategy consultant in the Houston office of McKinsey & Company. Brad began his career with Touche Ross & Co. as an audit and tax accountant.
  • He is a four-time recipient of Spencer Stuart’s Lou Rieger Award for the quality of his work on behalf of the firm’s clients, and he chairs the firm’s audit committee.

Brad is a C.P.A. He earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration in accounting from Colorado State University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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