As one of the most essential and most visible industries in the world, the energy space requires leaders with deft management skills, international experience and the ability to navigate politically charged situations. Spencer Stuart has proven results finding high-caliber leaders for clients across the industry’s sectors.

  • During the past three years, we have conducted hundreds of senior-level executive and board director searches in the energy sector, ranging from multibillion-dollar corporations to venture capital-backed startups.
  • We develop long-term relationships with our clients in the industry — some going back to the mid-1970s — giving us the in-depth knowledge of their business to create teams compatible with their culture and strategy, as well as unmatched access to energy leaders.
  • Many of our consultants are former executives in the industry and bring firsthand knowledge to each assignment.

Technological advancements, political volatility and economic uncertainty will continue to have a significant impact on petroleum and natural gas companies, requiring leaders with the diplomacy and strategic orientation to steer the course. Many executives also need global operations expertise as companies expand their footprint to capture reserves and reach new markets. In addition, companies pursuing the potential of renewable energy need leaders who can develop strategic alternatives and inspire innovation. In this constantly changing environment, adaptability, political and regulatory acumen, enterprise risk management, customer service, and superior operations are critical for survival.

Our Energy Practice focuses on the following areas: