Eric Zakre is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology and Digital Officer Practice based in New York and has been with the firm for over ten years. He specializes in recruitment, succession planning, and assessment, primarily working with Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Operating Officers, and Non-Executive Board Directors. Eric has worked on more than 350 engagements with a range of clients over the course of his career, from Fortune Global 500 public companies to sponsor-backed and nonprofit organizations around the world.

Expertise in change leadership

  • Eric is a trusted partner with clients facing a variety of critical leadership issues including digital transformation, operational effectiveness, scaling for growth, culture change, and diversity.
  • He brings broad leadership advisory experience spanning executive search and recruitment, executive assessment, succession planning, and leadership development.
  • His recent experience includes a COO search for a Fortune 50 insurance company; a CIO search for a Fortune 50 bank; an IT leadership development program for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company; a CTO search for an asset manager with $350 billion in assets under management; an independent executive assessment of the CIO of a global insurance broker; and a Non-Executive Board Director search for a Fortune 100 bank.
  • Outside of his client work, Eric serves as the chairman of Bold Schools Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to support and further advance the mission of Bold Charter School in The Bronx, New York. Bold Schools Inc. oversees the school’s real estate and facilities-related needs and raises funds and resources to enhance student experience.

Eric earned an M.A. in organizational psychology with a concentration in change leadership from Columbia University, where he studied group dynamics, executive coaching, and intercultural communications. He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with an A.B. in political science.

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