Kathleen Tamayo is the director of operations and development for the North American Board Practice and leads board and executive recruitment engagements. She works with clients across all industry sectors but has specific expertise in the automotive and commercial vehicle markets, and more broadly with highly engineered product manufacturers and suppliers.

Board and Executive search, human capital and economic consulting experience

  • Kathleen has worked with clients on a wide variety of executive-level search and board assignments in nearly a decade at Spencer Stuart. Her extensive experience includes senior-level executive roles for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier 1 suppliers, mobility service and technology organizations and private equity companies.
  • Kathleen began her career in the human capital practices at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche, providing consulting and analysis related to executive succession, taxation and compensation.
  • Prior to entering the world of search, Kathleen was an economic consultant with Huron Consulting Group and Chicago Partners. She developed extensive experience working with Fortune 100 clients in the areas of strategic planning, data modeling and litigation assessment.

Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Saint Mary’s College with honors. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where she focused on accounting, econometrics and managerial/organizational behavior. She serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project.

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