Lars Gollenia works with the conviction that companies employing top-class executives will successfully master change processes to ensure sustainable success.

Lars leads Spencer Stuart’s Technology Officer and IT Services practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Drawing from his extensive leadership experience, Lars works with technology, telecommunication and IT management consulting companies to help them recruit senior executive and non-executive directors. Further, Lars is responsible for recruiting and assessing leaders for technology and digital roles including CIO, CTO and CDO.

Recent work

  • Recruiting managing director and C-level executive positions for leading software manufacturers, international IoT device manufacturers and global technology corporations
  • Advising on numerous executive searches for CIO and CDO positions for Fortune 100 companies in Germany and Europe, as well as CTOs and business unit leaders focused on IoT and data analytics for international telecommunications companies
  • Recruiting and assessing DACH managing and sales directors for domestic and international software and digital technology organizations
  • Filling partner and senior partner roles responsible for retail, automotive, data analytics, workforce transition and SAP for leading management consultancies
  • Evaluating the organizational culture of an international technology corporation and assessing the top management of a global automotive corporation, a leading technology company and an international telecommunication service provider

Previous experience

  • Various leadership positions at SAP, where he was most recently responsible for managing the organization’s global management consultancy in digital transformation


  • Degree in business administration from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena
  • Studied international business at Harvard University


  • Native German speaker
  • Fluent in English

Practice Areas