Katherine Lee is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s New York office and a member of the global Consumer and Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods practices. Katherine specializes in CEO, COO and senior-level executive searches for marketing-driven and customer-focused companies, with a concentration on image-oriented consumer goods and services businesses. She works for established and emerging consumer, retail and lifestyle businesses developing high-performance teams and enabling new growth agendas. She partners closely with private, public and private equity-back boards and senior executives in leadership recruitment and development.
Experienced C-suite search partner for consumer, retail and lifestyle brands
Before joining Spencer Stuart, Katherine was a senior client partner with another international executive search firm where she spent eleven years focusing on general management, chief commercial officer, and chief marketing officer searches with public and privately-held companies. She was a member of the firm’s marketing officers and digital practices.
Prior to that, Katherine was a marketing consultant for Mercer, a global adviser on human resources and related financial services.
She spent several years with UBS, in marketing and event management roles focusing on institutional and retail clients. Earlier in her career, Katherine focused on multi-platform launches and experiences at the Walt Disney Internet Group.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from UCLA, and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Benjamin Franklin Fellow. She speaks fluent French and lectured for two years at the University of Paris.