Jordan Brugg co-leads Spencer Stuart’s North American Industrial Practice and is a core member of the firm’s Private Equity, CEO and Board practices. He has worked extensively with companies across the industrial economy, including distribution, related business-to-business services, consumer durables and industrial technology. His primary areas of expertise include CEO search and succession planning, board director recruiting, and leadership consulting in the areas of culture change, top team effectiveness, post-merger integration work, first-100-days planning and board effectiveness.

Focused on leadership

  • During his tenure at Spencer Stuart, Jordan has helped lead more than 300 CEO search and leadership transitions for both publicly traded and investor-backed enterprises, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market businesses, as well as advising families and founders transitioning their leadership.
  • In addition to his client work, Jordan was part of the founding team of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He later played key operational roles in the development of the firm’s Private Equity Practice and the inception of the firm's succession services business. He later founded the Industrial Services specialty practice. He has led the Firm’s broader Industrial Practice in North America since 2015.
  • Jordan has been involved in numerous studies analyzing leadership trends and attributes, contributing research to several leadership books, including You’re In Charge — Now What? and The Dynamic Path. He more recently authored Building the Future: Leadership Insights for the Global Infrastructure Industry, The PE-backed Portfolio Company Board, and Prioritizing Experience: With the Stakes so High for Selecting the Right CEO, Are Boards Looking for a Safer Bet?

Jordan graduated cum laude from Lafayette College and completed post-graduate studies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He presently sits on the board of Advanced Service Solutions and recently served on the Committee on Development, Alumni and Community Relations for the Lafayette College Board of Trustees.

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