Claudia Pici Morris focuses exclusively on board advisory engagements as a member of the Board Practice in New York. She advises clients across industries on board director recruitment, board succession planning, board effectiveness and other key governance and senior leadership issues facing boards and CEOs. Her clients range from Fortune 50 to family to private equity-backed pre-IPO companies.

Claudia has conducted more than 500 board director searches and governance consulting engagements, including activist defense, spin-out boards, composition analysis and benchmarking, CEO and senior leadership assessments, and board candidate pipeline projects.

Board, leadership and governance consultant

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart in 2019, she worked for 13 years at another global executive search firm, where she founded a peer-to-peer network of nominating and governance committee chairs representing a cohort of Fortune 250 companies.
  • Claudia has authored a number of publications on board composition and effectiveness, including “Investors Turn Up the Heat on Boardroom Gender Diversity” (2018), “Board Effectiveness Reviews: What the Board Can Learn from Looking in the Mirror” (2017), “Evergreen Board Succession Planning” (2016), “Global Board Index” (2014) and “Gender Diversity on Boards; Breaking the Impasse.”
  • She started her career in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton and AT Kearney.

Claudia serves on the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation Board of Directors, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Society of Corporate Secretaries. She has a master's degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University.

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