Chad Covey is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Energy and Industrial practices. Based in Houston, Chad recruits and advises executives in the energy and technology industries. A thoughtful, empathetic advisor to leaders, he is dedicated to helping clients tackle their toughest talent challenges, with a particular focus on board and executive assignments in both public and private companies. Chad also spends time with clients in financial services and local non-for-profits.

Energy, technology and leadership experience

  • Chad has extensive search and leadership advisory experience across the energy value chain, including North American unconventionals, global upstream, oilfield services and midstream/downstream sectors.
  • Chad is an experienced recruiter of technology industry leaders, with an emphasis on energy clients embracing the challenge of working in the digital age.
  • Chad spent eight years with Accenture. He served in several senior positions, working with some of the biggest and most profitable corporations in the energy industry, including BP, Halliburton, ExxonMobil and Shell.
  • Previously, Chad lived and worked in Chile as advertising sales director for Business News Americas. He played a key role in the formation of the agency’s advertising department in the pioneering days of online publishing.

Chad sits on the board SpringSpirit. A native of Houston, he holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a master’s in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Chad graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He is fluent in Spanish.

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