Based in Spencer Stuart’s Seattle office, Brett Clark-Bolt is a member of the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services. Brett has extensive experience in executive and operational leadership, organizational culture, strategy and human resources earned through a military and civilian career spanning 24 years.

Wide-ranging experience with deep expertise in aligning organizational culture and leadership to strategy

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Brett worked as the executive vice president of human resources at Blucora, a technology company in Bellevue, Washington. There, he directed a shift in HR service capabilities for business and corporate employees, creating a program that included total rewards, performance management, organizational planning, organizational effectiveness and new HR systems.
  • Prior to this work, Brett was principal and senior vice president of product strategy for a global search firm. During his tenure, he advised companies on transforming organizational culture and boosting business performance, and also worked closely with senior executives to align leadership and culture.
  • Previously, Brett served as the CEO for a small software business focused on the auto dealership industry. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in high tech, retail and industrials, with a focus on operations work. He began his career with nearly a decade of active military duty, serving in the Army and then the Air Force as an officer and instructor pilot. He then served an additional 11 years in the Air Force Reserves. He is a combat veteran and retired from the Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel.

Brett earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science with an emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA with second year honors from Harvard Business School.