Mike Anderson specializes in recruiting senior leaders and working with clients to improve the effectiveness of individual executives, teams and boards. He works primarily within the professional services and financial services sectors, and in particular with investment management organizations.

Extensive leadership and management experience

  • In addition to his work with clients, Mike is the chief innovation officer and global head of products & services for Spencer Stuart, overseeing services that complement the firm’s core search offerings, including CEO succession planning, senior-level executive assessment and board effectiveness. He previously led the firm’s North American region and, more recently, oversaw its offices globally.
  • Mike joined Spencer Stuart from McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategy, marketing, organizational design, human resources and change management, primarily for clients in the insurance and asset management industries. In addition to his client work, he also launched and built the firm’s worldwide experienced hire recruiting capability.
  • Previously, Mike was a partner with another global search firm and a vice president with Bankers Trust Company. Before business school, he was a business analyst with the Boston Consulting Group.

Mike earned his A.B. in economics from Harvard College and his M.B.A. with academic distinction from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.