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William Alexander

William Alexander serves as the global practice leader for Spencer Stuart's Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice and is also a member of the Board and CEO practices. He specialises in the appointments of senior executives and non-executive directors within the converging arenas of technology, communications and media. William leads searches for both listed and private equity-held corporate clients and works on many of the critical leadership transitions that occur in these rapidly evolving sectors.

Experience in TMT leadership
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, William helped establish and led MetaPack, a private equity-backed software company, from startup to sustainable profitability.
  • Prior to this, he was IBM's worldwide manager for retail supply chain solutions and the finance and development director at Broadsystem, the interactive media division of News International.
  • William started his career as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company.

William studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oriel College, Oxford, and has an M.B.A. from INSEAD.