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Responsible for increasing digital demand and customer insight, establishing new digital business models, developing and implementing supporting technology and analytics, and improving digital operations, chief digital officers (CDOs) create and drive the digital vision that delivers true business value.

And because external competitive pressure and opportunities drive internal change and cultural initiatives, the best CDOs serve as a culture leader in the process of moving to a more digitally focused, agile environment across the enterprise.

Our Chief Digital Officer Practice works with clients to find the right digital leadership for their business based on organizations’ digital opportunities, challenges and critical factors such as organizational readiness to change.

We work with clients across industries and business types in identifying, selecting and developing executives with the technical and operational expertise, leadership skills and mindset to forge cross-functional connection and alignment.

In addition to chief digital officers, we work with clients to recruit leaders with other critical digital capabilities, including:

  • Analytics/Data/AI/ML
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobility
  • Connected Consumer Solutions
  • Consumer Internet
  • Digital General Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine to Machine
  • Social Media
  • Wearable Technology/Monitoring
  • Content Development and Distribution
  • Digital Product Development/Management
  • Digital Directors


Is your digital transformation working? How we help.

With the industry’s first fully integrated practice dedicated to business transformation through technology change, Spencer Stuart has been at the forefront of helping organizations evolve their businesses through technology leadership. Our expertise extends to specialized industry technology, including digital health, fintech and industrial technology.
We use a multi-pronged approach for diversity candidate development and have a strong track record of recruiting diverse leaders. In the past five years, more than 40% of IT placements have been diverse.
We understand that success in digital transformation requires exceptional leadership, strategic intent, process and organizational alignment and cultural agility. We have relationships with leaders to understand how to harness these multiple dimensions to drive measurable and meaningful outcomes.