George advises boards and conducts searches for directors. He leads Spencer Stuart’s Board Effectiveness Practice in North America, consulting with CEOs and boards on governance matters such as board composition, director recruitment and onboarding, the board’s annual self-assessment, and CEO succession. He is a recipient of Spencer Stuart’s Lou Rieger Quality Award for outstanding client service.

Boardroom Expertise

  • George has been named multiple times to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, a listing of the most influential individuals in the boardroom community. He was named one of ten global “Rising Stars of Corporate Governance” by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale University.
  • He has authored numerous articles on board matters for publications including Harvard Business Review. He is often interviewed by global media organizations and has been quoted on governance and leadership in publications such as The Wall Street Journal.
  • George is a regular speaker at events hosted by organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Corporate Board Member. He also convenes directors to support their development and leads Spencer Stuart’s New Director Program.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, George was a partner at Tapestry Networks where he convened several leading groups of corporate directors.  Previously, George was a principal at Toffler Associates, a senior consultant at Accenture, and a corps member in Teach For America. 

George holds an M.Ed. in human development and psychology from Harvard University and a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College. He serves on nonprofit boards and is a governor-appointed trustee of MassTech, a public economic development authority in Massachusetts.

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