Kate is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and CEO practices. She works with a range of organizations, spanning Fortune 100 companies to high-growth media and technology startups, helping them to recruit CEOs and general managers, chief revenue officers and chief marketing officers, as well as other core members of the leadership team. Kate often works at the intersection of the technology and consumer industries, and has expertise in media, consumer internet, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, marketing/advertising technology and software.

She also brings deep experience recruiting next-gen board directors and leaders, identifying rising stars to help organizations on their digital transformation journeys. In addition, she contributed to the development of The Career Playbook and the related interactive training experience. Passionate about conservation, Kate serves on the board of the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium.


Kate specializes in:

  • CEO/general management/president executive search
  • Commercial leadership (CRO and CMO) search
  • Newly created leadership roles
  • CEO succession planning
  • Board director recruitment
  • Next-generation leaders


Additional expertise in:

  • Organizational design and culture
  • Top team effectiveness
  • E-commerce
  • Media
  • Consumer internet
  • Emerging digital retail
  • Adtech
  • Software


Recent work

  • Working on more than 200 engagements with a diverse client base over the last decade
  • Partnering with CEOs, including the chief executive of a major digital media company, to scope and recruit for newly created leadership roles designed to accelerate growth and drive transformation
  • Co-leading CEO searches for media and consumer internet companies, and advising large, global tech companies on CEO succession planning
  • Helping the founder and investors of a lifestyle and media company select a new CEO for the organization’s next phase of growth
  • Improving commercial functions of companies, including multiple global digital platforms, evolving their business models by recruiting transformational CMOs, CROs and sales leaders
  • Recruiting next-generation board directors with digital and media expertise for consumer and technology companies

Previous Experience

  • Marketing and new business development at the sports agency Octagon Worldwide


  • B.A. from Brown University, where she was a two-sport Division I athlete

Practice Areas