Jordan Brugg is the Global Head of Private Equity for Spencer Stuart. In this capacity, he oversees a team providing a comprehensive suite of leadership advisory services and human capital consulting to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. This includes due-diligence support, identifying, assessing and recruiting the right leadership to accelerate performance, and ensuring culture and organizational design align with portfolio company operating agendas to drive value creation.
Focused on leadership
- Jordan is also a member of the firm’s CEO, Board, and Industrial practices. He has led more than 300 CEO search and CEO succession plans for both publicly traded and investor-backed enterprises, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market businesses. He also advises families and founders transitioning 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 consulting business. He also founded the Industrial Services specialty practice, launched the Industrial Technology coverage team and subsequently led the firm’s broader Industrial Practice in North America for five years.
- Jordan has participated in the development of numerous studies analyzing leadership trends and attributes, contributing research to several leadership books, including You’re In Charge — Now What? and The Dynamic Path. In addition, he has authored or co-authored several articles, including, Predicting CEO Success: When Potential Outperforms Experience, 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 serves 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.