Conradin Merk is a consultant based in the Zurich office and a member of the firm’s Industrial Practice. He brings more than 15 years experience in the industrial, telecommunications and high-tech industries across Europe and Africa, where he has served as an executive, a line manager and a management consultant. Conradin is an implementation-focused change leader with a track record of reliably delivering results in complex settings, with broad experience in transformation, growth strategies, cost optimization, M&A and digitization.

Transformation and growth strategy expert

  • Conradin is an analytical, structured and rigorous problem-solver with strong communication and influencing skills, dedicated to helping others in their development.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, he spent five years as an executive at an international aerospace and defense company, first as its vice president for procurement, and then later as the senior vice president, business transformation, reporting directly to the chairman of the board. Conradin led and oversaw the transformation of the company’s supply chain organization.
  • Before that, Conradin was a management consultant for McKinsey. Over more than a decade at McKinsey, most recently as an associate partner, he worked with companies in the telecommunications, industrial, technology and retail industries on IT organization and transformation projects.

Conradin received his MBA, with a focus on operations, information management and strategic management, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science ETH (information technology and electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He is fluent in German and English.

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