James Cowen is a consultant based in London and a member of the firm’s Business & Professional Services and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practices. James specializes in placing CEO, senior leadership and partners for leading Management Consulting, IT professional services and public and private TMT firms across Europe. He also advises clients on strategy and digital leadership across industry sector.

Professional services and technology sector expertise

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, James was Managing Director at Accenture and Led the firms U.K. High-Tech industry consulting practice.
  • Earlier at Accenture, James developed the firm’s “Accelerated Growth Partnership’” initiative, positioning Accenture as a strategic growth partner to disruptive, hyper-growth enterprise software organizations across Europe.
  • As an international management consultant, James has worked throughout Europe, the U.S, China and Japan, advising multi-national clients on post-merger integration, organizational and operating model strategy.

James earned his Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Edinburgh.

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