Joe Kopsick is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board and CEO practices, as well as the firm's Consumer and Private Equity practices. His client work focuses on CEO, board director and North American leadership assignments for public and privately held organizations.

Board and senior leadership perspective

  • Joe regularly advises boards on CEO succession and has led numerous succession projects for a variety of companies, including Kellogg’s, TreeHouse Foods, Tempur Sealy, Arctic Cat, Six Flags, Diamond Foods, Keurig Green Mountain, Levi’s and Newell Rubbermaid. Board director recruitment projects include work for many mid‐cap and large‐cap companies, both inside and outside of North America.
  • In addition to his client work, Joe has served in a variety of firm leadership assignments. Roles include the managing director of the firm’s Global Industry Practices, managing director of North America and the global leader for the firm’s Consumer Goods & Services Practice. He has been elected to Spencer Stuart’s board of directors four times, most recently in 2015.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is a former board member of the International Trade Club of Chicago.

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