Jason C. W. Hancock leads Spencer Stuart’s global technology sector for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice. He is also a core member of the CEO and Board Practice. Jason is adept at working through challenging board dynamics and succession projects for a broad range of companies. Over the last 25 years, Jason has developed a successful track record working with established public companies and private equity-backed businesses in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has worked with clients on more than 500 CEO, board director, C level succession and other executive leadership assignments.

Extensive technology and leadership expertise

  • Jason has conducted CEO and board director searches for many technology and technology enabled businesses including leading publicly traded and private equity-backed companies. He also works closely with his functional and regionally based colleagues to help assess, recruit and develop leadership teams. Jason is 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.
  • 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. He was also a general sales manager at Newbury Data, where he was responsible for the supplies division based in England. Jason has served on a number of boards including as a current board director of Cradles to Crayons.

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 and corporate governance. 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 master’s of business administration from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

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