Richard Sanderson leads Spencer Stuart’s Marketing, Sales & Communications Officer Practice in North America. He is also a member of the firm’s Consumer Practice. Based in Chicago, Richard recruits global marketing, digital, growth and customer experience leaders for clients across all industries and sectors. He also advises clients in consumer durables, appliances and electronics on succession planning, leadership search and assessment topics.

Elevating the strategic and commercial impact of the marketing function

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Richard led the marketing officers practice of another leading global executive search firm.
  • He has led a series of high profile Fortune 500 chief marketing officer searches for clients seeking to transform or evolve the influence of the marketing function in their enterprise. He has recently recruited CMOs for leading retailers, food & beverage businesses, consumer & financial services companies, technology & semi-conductor businesses, health payers and a variety of rapidly scaling dotcoms.
  • Prior to executive search, Richard was a senior associate in the consumer, media & digital practice of Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm. He led a variety of pre- and post-merger integration, due diligence, growth and overhead optimization projects for consumer, retail and private equity clients in North America and Europe.

Richard received his B.A. in modern history and economics from the University of Oxford, Balliol College, and his M.B.A. in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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