Brickson Diamond is a consultant with expertise in diversity, equity & inclusion, and works with clients across a range of industry and functional sectors on infusing that experience into executive search, leadership succession and development. He is based in Spencer Stuart’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology Practice.
Brickson brings 20 years of experience engaging with boards and C-level executives to build and transform businesses across industries, including entertainment, investment management and non-profits. He is also a well-respected thought leader and practitioner in discovering, developing and connecting leadership talent from historically underrepresented groups, and advancing DE&I in corporations and nonprofit entities across multiple industries.
Trusted leader and DE&I advisor
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Brickson founded and led the consultancy Big Answers, which helped clients amplify their values, success and commercial, leadership and board strategies for DE&I.
Brickson previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Executive Leadership Council, one of the most respected convening organizations for Black executives and board members.
Brickson is also the founding chairperson of The Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit partner of the Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto International film festivals that seeks to increase diverse representation in film and content creation.
He spent 17 years at Capital Group Companies, rising to the level of SVP in the Private Client Services business.
Brickson is engaged in a variety of board and community leadership roles, including serving as an investment committee member at the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands; trustee and member of the alumni affairs, development and investment committees at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art; board member at Rideback Rise, a non-profit content accelerator empowering the next generation of Hollywood leaders; vice-chair of Tides, a $1.7 billion San Francisco-based global donor advised fund; and board member of private software firm Gentreo. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Harvard University.