Kate Hurley is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and CEO practices. For nearly a decade, she has worked on more than 200 engagements with clients across the media and technology industries to help them find CEOs and other senior leaders who will have a lasting impact on their business. Kate brings specialized expertise in media, digital, consumer internet, e-commerce, marketing/advertising technology, and software.

CEO and executive search experience across media and technology sectors

  • Kate has worked with a range of organizations, spanning Fortune 100 companies, media and technology startups, and growth-stage companies. Her functional experience includes CEOs, COOs and general managers, as well as sales, marketing, product and strategy roles.
  • In addition to her executive search work, Kate contributed to the development of The Career Playbook and the related interactive training experience. A champion of professional development, she is an active speaker at colleges and universities on career strategy and professional success.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Kate worked in marketing and new business development at the sports agency Octagon Worldwide, where she focused on global sporting events with a varied client base.

Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, organization and entrepreneurship from Brown University, where she was a two-sport Division I athlete. She serves on the board of the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium.

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