Karen Quint is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s San Francisco office and a core member of the firm’s Financial Officer and Board practices. With more than 30 years of experience in executive search, she focuses on senior-level financial executive searches for chief financial officer as well as board director searches for financial experts and audit committee members. As a certified executive coach, she also works with clients on succession planning, team effectiveness and aligning culture with strategy. Karen is a three -time winner of the firm’s prestigious Lou Rieger Quality Award.

Consumer and financial expertise

  • Karen has been with Spencer Stuart for more than 13 years and spends most of her time in the consumer, technology and financial services arenas, focusing on both large-cap and high growth private companies. Her recent clients include leading corporations in software, security, fintech, consumer tech, retail, restaurants, banking and brokerage . Karen also does significant CFO work for the portfolio companies of leading private equity firms.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Karen spent 13 years with another international search firm and six years with two boutique search firms on both the East and West Coasts.
  • Karen is a frequent speaker at financial executive conferences, presenting on talent management and the changing role of the chief financial officer.

A native of Maine, Karen earned her B.A. degree in American Studies from Connecticut College, where she now serves as Vice Chair of the board of trustees.

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