Ed Stadolnik leads Spencer Stuart’s functional practices in the Americas including the Financial Officer, Human Resources, Technology and Digital Officer, Marketing/Sales and Communications Officer, Supply Chain and Legal, Compliance & Government Affairs practices. As a core member of the Technology and Digital Officer Practice, Ed advises clients on technology leadership topics across industries ranging from the Fortune 500 to emerging middle market companies and leading private equity firms.


Ed has specialized experience in:

  • Engineering
  • Data and analytics
  • Product management
  • Cyber security
  • Information technology
  • Digital transformation


Recent work

  • Advising organizations across industries — including a global financial institution and leading e-commerce retailer — on the types of technology leaders they need for their level of digital readiness
  • Recruiting and assessing heads of cybersecurity, chief technology officers, and data and analytics leaders
  • Helping tech pioneers find the senior leadership they need to scale their organizations
  • Understanding the role of organizational culture in technology-enabled business transformation and assessing leaders’ alignment with the target culture

Previous Experience

  • Senior manager of advisory services at Ernst & Young
  • Senior manager of performance and technology services at KPMG
  • Captain in the United States Air Force


  • M.B.A. from Boston College
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University

Practice Areas