A challenging macroeconomic environment combined with increased regulator and investor scrutiny demands that financial services leaders today bring innovative ideas for growth and the ability to restore stakeholder confidence. Our consultants' in-depth knowledge and access to the world's leading industry talent is the foundation for our unmatched results.

  • The financial services industry represents one-fifth of Spencer Stuart's worldwide client base; we have extensive experience meeting the needs of clients in this demanding and dynamic space.
  • Our industry specialists have conducted more than 5,100 searches since 2011, drawing on our deep relationships with executives in the financial services space.
  • Leading financial services companies have long relied on us for our innovative and consultative approach and discretion in recruiting key leaders — 70 percent of our assignments annually are for returning clients.
  • The quality and experience of our consultants is without parallel in the industry. In addition to their search expertise, our consultants have professional backgrounds in the sectors they serve, many previously holding senior-level management roles in premier financial services organizations.

The profile of the financial services leader will continue to change amid the industry’s renewed focus on the customer for revenue growth, the rise of digital and mobile technology, increased demand for risk management, and the burden of regulatory compliance. Financial services organizations will need to build strong multidisciplinary teams to address these challenges and opportunities, including chief executives who can drive profitability with a focus on strategy, chief compliance officers fluent in financial reform legislation and chief information officers who can maximize the promise of developments such as big data without compromising customer data security.

We draw on our global network to find the right talent across the following industry sectors and capabilities: