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 leads the Consumer Practice for the Americas region.


Deborah has specialized experience in:

  • Digital board directors
  • Chief marketing officers
  • Chief product officers
  • E-commerce
  • Consumer financial services
  • Omnichannel retail
  • Digital transformation


Recent work

  • Recruiting and assessing the chief marketing officer for a top 50 Internet retailer and the chief digital officer for a CPG company
  • Advising tech companies ranging from online hospitality 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


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

Practice Areas