Christine Laurens is the chief financial officer of Spencer Stuart. Based in Chicago, she is responsible for the firm’s global financial and controllership functions. She is known for her calm advocacy, purpose-driven decision making, global perspective and her joyful leadership.

Strategic finance leader with global perspective focused on developing effective partnerships

  • Prior to Spencer Stuart, Christine spent nearly two decades at Kearney, the global management consulting firm, where she most recently served as CFO and a member of the operating committee. As CFO, Christine led the global finance, IT, real estate, and procurement groups serving 44 countries. In 2019, Christine was named CFO of the year for large private companies by Finance Executive International, recognizing her impact in the firm’s performance improvement, and the successful transformation of the finance organization.
  • She joined Kearney in 2002 as Southwest European finance director in Paris, subsequently assuming increasing levels of EMEA finance leadership at the firm before being named CFO.
  • Previously, Christine was CFO of Keyrus, a technology consultancy listed on the Euronext High Growth Exchange. Also, she served as managing director of the French subsidiary of, a NASDAQ-listed internet services agency. She started her career with EY in Paris in its technology and media practice.

Christine serves as an independent director on the board of Technicolor SA, a publicly traded French multinational media and entertainment services company. She earned her M.B.A. equivalent in France at HEC Paris, a CEMS master’s in management, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of The Chicago Network.