Based in Atlanta, David Metcalf brings a wide range of experience to the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services. He advises clients on succession planning, leadership consulting, executive assessment and large-scale organization transformations. David has more than 15 years of experience in corporate strategy, law, financial services and education.

Strategic advisor with deep talent and leadership experience

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, David was senior vice president with Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks, where he oversaw incentives and training for employees at the bank’s 1,400 branches and developed strategies to drive sales growth.
  • Prior to this work, David was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, where he led culture transformation initiatives, large-scale change management programs and corporate strategy engagements.
  • Previously, David clerked in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Georgia, where he worked on civil and criminal matters.

David graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in political and social thought and religious studies; he holds a master’s degree from St. John’s College and a law degree from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude.

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