Deborah Op den Kamp leads the Consumer Practice at Spencer Stuart for the Americas. She is a trusted advisor to both clients and candidates, offering strategic guidance that goes beyond the transactional aspects of executive search. Her collaborative approach and genuine interest in fostering long-term relationships make her a sought-after partner for clients solving complex leadership challenges.

She has an impressive track record of identifying and placing exceptional forward-thinking leaders in operating and board roles across the consumer landscape and helping companies plan for and navigate leadership succession. Deborah is sought after for her insights into leading effectively in a technology-driven world.

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 and leaders of color for board director roles.


CEOs, digital board directors and chief marketing officers for companies across the consumer and consumer tech landscape who bring expertise navigating the consumer tech ecosystem

Recent work

  • Recruiting the next generation of leaders at consumer tech companies who have the leadership to scale companies
  • Partnering with PE backed companies as well as large public companies to find tech-savvy leaders capable of setting a strategy for the future and driving growth
  • Working with boards to help plan for CEO succession including the development of the internal bench

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