A member of Spencer Stuart’s Global Industrial Practice, David Zeman focuses on serving clients in the industrial sector, with particular expertise in the process industries, including packaging, chemicals, building materials and metals. Based in Chicago, David leads engagements for industrial companies ranging from the middle-market to Fortune 100 and has worked extensively with investor, founder, and family-owned businesses. He advises clients on succession, assessment and leadership development, leveraging insights from proprietary industry benchmarking and diversity talent studies.

Trusted adviser with industrial sector expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, David was a portfolio manager at Wells Fargo, where he managed a portfolio of debt for clients in the industrial sector.
  • David began his career at a privately held metal fabricating company serving a diverse set of industrial and medical clients.

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Iowa, and a Master of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

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