Tom Daniels serves on Spencer Stuart’s global board of directors and is a senior member of the firm’s Board, CEO, Financial Services, Financial Officer and Private Equity practices. He also serves on the firm’s audit and risk and cybersecurity committees. He has been involved in executive search, succession planning, executive assessment and board assignments for large multinationals, midcap, private equity and asset management firms. Tom has done extensive work with global standard-setting bodies, regulatory agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. He is a recipient of the firm’s Lou Rieger Quality Award and the AESC Commitment to the Community Award.

Finance and governance experience

  • Tom started his career with JPMorgan Chase, where he spent more than 20 years with client coverage responsibilities for global consumer product, diversified industrial and technology companies. He was a managing director and served as the senior banker responsible for investment banking recruiting.
  • A regular speaker and panelist on governance issues, Tom has contributed to several articles, including: “Recruiting the Next Generation of Financial Experts to Boards,” “Perspectives of Leading Audit Committee Chairs,” “Perspectives of Emerging Leaders in Finance” and “Lessons from and Advice for Today’s CFO.”
  • Tom is former global chair of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global industry association for executive search and leadership consulting. He also led the search committee to find the organization’s CEO.
  • Tom also worked for the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration in Singapore and Indonesia, helping resettle Vietnamese refugees, and for the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative assistant and congressional page.

A graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in Asian Studies, Tom also has an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and attended Beijing Normal University in the People’s Republic of China. He is a recipient of the Dartmouth Alumni Award and served on the Dartmouth Alumni Council, where he was on the Executive Committee and chaired the Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee.

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