Sharon Rudy leads Spencer Stuart's Human Resources Practice efforts in Canada and is part of the firm’s global Board Practice, specializing in diversity and inclusion. Sharon also helped build the Education, Nonprofit & Government Practice in Canada and continues to lead select CEO searches for the country’s top nonprofit organizations. She has developed a specific expertise in advising board search committees in CEO succession and recruitment. Sharon served on the firm’s global nomination committee for two years and is a recipient of the firm's Lou Rieger Quality Award in recognition of her quality work on behalf of the firm's clients.

Focused on leadership selection and board recruitment

  • Sharon works closely with board search committees in the selection and on-boarding of presidents and CEOs for large, multi-stakeholder, mission-based institutions across Canada.
  • To contribute to the discussion on key issues related to talent and leadership development, Sharon launched the Toronto office’s annual Human Resources Summit in 2001 and frequently hosts many events to bring together leaders from across sectors to discuss issues on talent, succession, boards and diversity.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Sharon spent more than three years with an international search firm based in Toronto. Prior to her career in executive search, Sharon taught at Queen's University and interned for the International Affairs Directorate of Environment Canada and for Public Affairs International in Ottawa.
  • Sharon is a volunteer committee member for Women Against Multiple Sclerosis and leads the firm’s partnership in Canada with KPMG and Women Corporate Directors. Sharon served as a director and human resources committee chair of the Accelerator Centre at the University of Waterloo.

She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Queen's University in Kingston and a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from the University of Waterloo.

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