Lynn Cherney is a member of Spencer Stuart's Financial Services practice and leads the firm's global Real Estate Practice. An expert in the real estate sector, she has extensive senior-level executive search experience and serves clients in the industry including private equity, asset management, investment banking and commercial and residential operating companies.

Extensive financial services search experience

  • During her career, Lynn has conducted hundreds of senior-level executive searches globally for a variety of companies, ranging from large multinationals to highly entrepreneurial firms.
  • She has successfully completed CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CMO, general counsel and director assignments for investment banks, private equity firms, life insurance companies, asset management firms, real estate owner/operators, REITs, real estate service providers, homebuilders and resort developers.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Lynn was a partner at a global executive search firm, where she served as a real estate practice leader in the financial services sector.

Lynn earned a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is conversant in Spanish. She is on the leadership team of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable. In addition, she is also an active supporter of Women for Women International.

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