Kelly Anderson is a core member of Spencer Stuart’s Human Resources Officer Practice. She partners with organizations to recruit top human resources leaders, as well as chief diversity officers, and advises on building strong HR leadership teams. She has extensive experience across industries, business type and organizational scale, with expertise in the technology, consumer, industrial, life sciences as well as private equity. Kelly is based in San Francisco.

Experienced HR leader with a foundation in human psychology

  • Kelly has more than 16 years of executive search experience, a wealth of knowledge about human resources leadership and an advisory mindset. She works with clients to recruit chief human resources officers, chief diversity officers, talent officers, total rewards leaders and key #2 HR leaders.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Kelly worked for a leading global executive search firm, where she focused on functional searches within the consumer technology, digital, media and entertainment industries. She also spent four years as an in-house recruiter for a large, public energy company.
  • Kelly began her career at a boutique executive search firm specializing in recruiting human resources executives.
  • Kelly’s CHRO engagements span from early stage, fast-growth, pre-IPO to F100 global clients.

Kelly is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish.

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