Luke Whorton leads Spencer Stuart’s Tex-Plex, encompassing the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices. As a member of the Financial Officer Practice, he focuses on chief financial officer, chief audit executive, chief accounting officer, controller and other senior-level finance assignments for publicly traded, private equity and founder- or family-owned businesses. A former CPA, Luke brings a unique, hands-on perspective to every global search, as well as a deep understanding of the consumer, retail, healthcare and financial services sector.

Former CPA with broad finance and accounting expertise

  • At Spencer Stuart, Luke has worked on more than 250 CFO, chief accounting officer, chief auditor and other deputy finance and accounting executive searches across sectors for both public and sponsor-backed companies, including cross-border and international assignments.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Luke was part of the equity research group at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he focused on the retail sector.
  • Luke began his career with KPMG, first as an audit manager with a focus on global industrial and manufacturing businesses, and then in transactions and restructuring focusing on a broad range of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for public and privately held companies.

Luke is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting & finance.

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