Ed Stadolnik leads Spencer Stuart’s North American Technology Officer Practice, and focuses on executive searches in the areas of engineering, data and analytics, cybersecurity and information technology. Based in Chicago, Ed is also a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and works with technology organizations with expanding engineering capabilities, advanced data and analytics initiatives, and complex cloud-based IT operations.


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