Chad Covey is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Houston office and a member of the firm’s Energy, Industrial, CEO and Boards practices. Chad recruits and advises leaders in the energy, technology and financial services industries, with focus on board and C-level assignments. He is a member of the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services team, guiding clients on matters of succession, culture and executive development. He is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Carbon Task Force, helping organizations think through and meet their ESG requirements, and spends time working with local nonprofits.

Trusted advisor to boards and C-suites

  • Chad has extensive experience across the energy value chain, including North American unconventionals, global upstream, oilfield services and midstream/downstream sectors. He also advises leaders on adapting to the energy transition and the shift to renewable energy sources.
  • Chad is an experienced recruiter of technology industry leaders, with an emphasis on energy clients embracing the challenge of working on increasingly widespread digital/virtual platforms.
  • Chad spent eight years with Accenture, 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 serves on the board of SpringSpirit, a Houston-based nonprofit that offers sports, education and mentoring programs to youth. Chad is a member of the Energy Infrastructure Council, a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a master’s in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He is fluent in Spanish.

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