Claudia Schütz is a member of the firm’s global Healthcare Practice, focusing on senior-level executive search and board assignments. Shaped by the experience of more than 20 years in the profession, she excels at the art of executive search, finding the best solutions for organizations and individuals. Her international network of executives, top up-and-coming talent and decision makers form the backbone of her work.

Deep international expertise across the healthcare industry

  • Claudia’s expertise spans the healthcare industry, including biopharma, medical technologies, life sciences and related services. She brings insight about the specific demands of large international corporations, mid-sized and family owned companies as well as innovative startup companies and private equity firms.
  • She has extensive experience in recruiting top executives in all relevant functions within the healthcare industry. In addition to general management, she specializes in the R&D and commercial functions. She also is deeply engaged in board search work for non-executive director roles.
  • Passionate about clients’ long-term success, Claudia works closely with the members of the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services to provide executive assessment and development and cultural diagnostics. In her work, she prioritizes sustainability, diversity and inclusion as major business drivers for the future. She has built up the Human Resources Practice in Germany.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart more than 12 years ago, Claudia was a partner in another leading international search firm, where she focused on the healthcare industry. She began her career in discovery research, focusing on genetic engineering at the Dechema in Frankfurt and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig.

Claudia holds a doctorate degree in biology from the University of Frankfurt and a master’s degree in German literature. She is fluent in German and English.

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