Martin Klika manages Spencer Stuart’s Prague office and is a member of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Industrial practices. Drawing on significant experience in corporate finance, he also leads chief financial officer search assignments and is a member of the Financial Officer practice. A member of the firm’s Central and Eastern Europe team, he has particular focus in the Czech and Slovak Republics, in addition to his consulting work throughout the CEE region.
Global telecom and financial experience
- Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Martin was a consultant with another global executive search firm, where he was a member of the technology and communication, industrial and chief financial officer practices. He conducted numerous senior management assignments including CEO, CFO, CCO and CHRO searches for clients in the technology, communications, industrial, and business and professional services industries. He also conducted management assessments, including a large assignment for a major telecom operator in the Middle East.
- Before his career in executive search, Martin held numerous leadership roles in the telecom sector. Most recently, he was the ICT business development and controlling director at Telefónica O2, based in Prague.
- Earlier, he lived in Australia and worked as the senior finance manager of profitability management for Telstra Australia, where he led evaluations of the financial and operational impact of transformation initiatives. As a consultant with Deloitte Australia, he led valuation and corporate finance assignments for telecom, pharmaceutical, real estate, and food and beverage clients.
Martin received his master’s degree in physics from the Charles University in Prague, where he also was a member of the mathematics and physics faculty. He earned his M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology. He speaks Czech and English.