Marie Ford leads Spencer Stuart's Philadelphia office and is a member of the firm's global Financial Services, Digital and Marketing Officer practices. She has worked extensively for leading consumer financial services companies across banking, lending and payments to recruit CEOs, board directors and customer-facing functional leaders. Marie has helped many established financial services players in wealth management, insurance and banking to transform their businesses and build their capabilities in digital, data and analytics. She has also led numerous searches for chief marketing officers, as well as for leaders in customer experience, strategy and innovation.

Strategic consulting expertise

  • Marie brings more than two decades of experience in marketing, strategy and organizational development to her client work. She joined Spencer Stuart from McKinsey & Company, where she advised senior executives on business transformation, growth and marketing issues. Her clients included leading companies in the consumer, retail and financial services industries.
  • Marie led McKinsey’s alumni relations function on a global basis, developing and executing innovative programs to strengthen ties with its alumni population.
  • Earlier in her career, Marie worked in senior marketing roles in the hospitality and retailing industries. She started her career in merchandising with Macy’s.

Marie received her M.B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. She has a B.S. with high honors in business administration from Georgetown University.

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