With more than 20 years of experience in senior-level executive search, Paloma Marcos has established herself as a trusted adviser to the firm’s Financial Officer, Legal, Compliance & Regulation, Professional Services and Real Estate practices. Working at national and international level, she has conducted assignments for publicly traded, private equity portfolio and family-owned companies across a wide range of sectors. She is also core member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Officer Practice in EMEA, with a special focus on the consumer, digital, media technology and telecommunication spaces. She is based in Madrid.

Financial, legal and compliance expert with an international lens

  • Paloma joined Spencer Stuart in 2004 and spent eleven years in the firm’s Madrid office before relocating to London as a member of the UK Financial Officer Practice. There, she spent two years hiring finance executives for FTSE100, 250 and private equity portfolio companies, as well as managing projects across EMEA. She has also served as Research Director of the firm’s Spain office.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, she worked for a leading European executive search firm in Spain.
  • Paloma began her career as an analyst at Spanish family-owned company that specialized in freight forwarding services and import/export services.

Paloma graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law from University Complutense in Madrid and a master’s degree in EU law from San Pablo C.E.U University. She post-graduated with an executive master’s in Human Resources from Centro de Estudios Garrigues and an Executive Programme from IESE Business School. Paloma speaks Spanish, English and conversational French.

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