Jason C. W. Hancock leads Spencer Stuart’s global technology sector for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice as well as the firm’s Boston office. He is adept at working through challenging board dynamics and succession projects and with troubled companies, and has a depth of experience working with established public companies and private equity-backed businesses. Over the last 20 years, Jason has developed a successful track record helping clients expand into international markets by conducting searches for senior leaders throughout Europe and Asia.

Extensive technology expertise

  • Jason has conducted C-level and board director searches for many of the technology industry’s leading publicly traded and private equity- backed companies, including Akamai, Blackbaud, Blackberry, Blackboard, Business Objects, Campus Management, Cognizant, CompuCom, Compuware, Comverse, Digital Globe, Digital River, Epicor, GTNexus, Hewlett-Packard, Language Line, Lawson, Leidos, Monster, Nuance, OpenText, ORCC, Progress Software, ReachLocal, RiskMetrics, Teradata, TravelCLICK, Travelport and Unisys. Jason was also a recipient of the prestigious Lou Rieger Award for quality of work on behalf of clients.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Jason was a senior partner and director of another leading executive search firm. Initially joining in the San Francisco office, he was responsible for founding and managing the Seattle office, as well as managing the Los Angeles office for the firm.
  • Prior to his career in executive search, Jason was general sales manager at Newbury Data, where he was responsible for the supplies division based in England. Previously, he was a director of a publicly traded technology consulting firm based in San Francisco, where he was responsible for offices in Europe and the U.S.

A native of England, Jason has been engaged as a speaker at conferences in Europe and the U.S. on subjects relating to the recruiting and retention of employees. He also has been widely published on the areas of leadership, career success and corporate governance in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Sunderland and his master’s of business administration from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.