Universal across industrial sectors is the reliance on people to drive success — from developing engineering solutions to managing global operations. Spencer Stuart’s Industrial Practice has a long history of finding the right leaders to fit the evolving needs of clients across the range of dynamic industrial sectors.

  • Each year, our global Industrial Practice conducts nearly 1,400 searches, ranging from the world’s leading companies to entrepreneurial startups. Approximately half of all industrial searches we conduct are for companies with annual revenues of $500 million or less.
  • Our more than 80 dedicated consultants bring a diversity of market experience to their work, as well as long-standing, personal relationships with the most sought-after leaders across 11 industry specialties.
  • Our global Industrial Practice is modeled to reflect the cross-border presence of our clients — we operate within a network that spans strategic markets worldwide.

The profile of the industrial leader of today is different than it was even just 10 years ago. Yesterday’s emerging markets are now mature, and as companies turn to new geographies, executives must bring risk management skills to assess each potential growth-market opportunity. They also need the foundation of an international mindset and deep understanding of the economies in which they operate. Innovation and technology are set to become the key differentiators in this new industrial world, requiring leaders who both understand the cost of investing in these areas and have the courage to do so. Spencer Stuart’s Industrial Practice strives to deliver leaders with the right mix of skills and experience for our clients across a wide range of sectors.

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