Carrie Mandel is an attorney and a member of Spencer Stuart’s Legal, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice in North America and leads the practice in Canada. Carrie has more than 21 years of executive search experience and recruits general counsel, chief compliance officers and other senior executives to in-house positions across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the financial services sector. Carrie’s financial services clients include global banks, private equity firms, asset managers, consumer lending companies, fintech companies, cryptocurrency platforms and insurance firms. Carrie has also recruited general counsel and senior legal, compliance and regulatory executives to companies across global retail/consumer, transportation, media and entertainment, industrial manufacturing and healthcare industries.

A background in law and professional services

  • Carrie also serves law firms and legal services firms in managing partner and CEO succession work. She recruits chief operating officers and executive directors, chief marketing officers, chief financial officers, information technology leaders and human capital experts to law firms.
  • Carrie joined Spencer Stuart from another international executive search firm, where she spent four years as a partner and led the legal and compliance practice for North America. She began her career in search with a boutique firm specializing in legal recruiting. From there, she spent five years as an executive search consultant in the New York office for one of the world’s largest executive search firms.
  • Before entering the search industry, she was a practicing litigator in New York with the law firms of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.

Carrie is a frequent speaker about issues relating to diversity and women in leadership. She has also written numerous articles on talent management in law and professional services firms, and co-authored the book Breaking Through: Tales from the Top Canadian Women General Counsel. Carrie earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Princeton University.

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