Deborah’s clients turn to her for candid, trusted counsel, deep market knowledge and unwavering commitment to finding the right solution to the most complex leadership challenges. She brings more than 20 years of global marketing and advertising experience across industries to her work. Passionate about diversity, she focuses on building diverse slates of candidates, eliminating bias in the hiring process and helping prepare the next generation of women for board director roles. Deb also leads Spencer Stuart’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.

Expertise

Deborah has specialized experience in:

  • Chief marketing officers
  • Chief product officers
  • E-commerce
  • Customer experience
  • Consumer internet
  • Consumer financial services
  • Omnichannel retail
  • Digital transformation

 

Recent work

  • Recruiting and assessing the digital strategy leader for a major bank and brokerage firm and head of marketing for a leading online real estate company
  • Advising tech players from online hospitality companies to streaming services on emerging leadership roles in a rapidly changing landscape
  • Leading the unconscious bias training for Spencer Stuart globally
  • Coaching female executives on how to advance their careers, as well as secure and excel in board director positions

Previous Experience

  • Co-leader of the marketing officer practice at another global executive search firm
  • P&L leader for JWT’s largest technology client

Education

  • M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
  • B.A. in American studies from Cornell University

Practice Areas