A media, gaming and consumer internet expert, Meg Schaeffler is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. In addition, she leads Spencer Stuart’s global work across the video game industry. Meg is experienced at finding top talent and consulting for clients in a range of sectors, primarily focused at the intersection of consumer and technology inclusive of media and entertainment, gaming/e-sports, direct-to-consumer, and new digital platform and technology companies. She also provides significant support to venture and private equity firms with an investment focus spanning media, consumer and technology.


Meg has specialized experience in:

  • CEO/General Management/COO
  • Commercial Leadership (CRO and CMO)
  • Chief Content Officer/Related Content Roles
  • Chief Digital & Product Officers/Heads of E-commerce & D2C
  • Board Directors
  • Next-Generation Leadership


Recent work

  • Collaborating with HR teams across the media, video game and consumer internet landscape to address diversity needs at the senior leadership and board levels
  • Recruiting commercial leaders for companies evolving their business models and looking to enhance their digital footprint
  • Partnering with executive teams to scope and recruit newly created leadership roles to drive digital transformation and growth initiatives
  • Helping founders and investors select a new CEO (among other executive needs) for the company’s next stage of growth
  • Assessing organizational culture, top team effectiveness and design for private equity clients and beyond
  • In addition to her executive search work, Meg is an active contributor to the firm’s professional development programs. She also serves as a culture champion both internally and externally.

Previous Experience

  • Investor relations at a boutique agency, PondelWilkinson, serving media, technology and consumer clients
  • Investment banking at Deloitte Corporate Finance


  • Bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California, where she served as a co-captain of the club soccer team

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