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Professional and technology services organizations are faced with a critical challenge: evolve or be left behind. Clients are becoming more sophisticated and are demanding a broader range of diverse and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, a dynamic geopolitical landscape is impacting client needs and changing the equation for service providers. All told, consulting firms today need leaders and organizational cultures that can adapt for the future.

Spencer Stuart understands how professional services works — how the boundaries between different service models can be fluid, how each sub-industry works, and the types of unique opportunities and challenges each firm faces. Our clients turn to us for insights on how to align people, strategy and culture, based on our extensive work with organizations navigating these changes, our firsthand perspective on the industry’s unique talent issues, and our relationships with proven leaders, including CEOs, board directors, managing partners and other key functional leaders.

We work with companies in the following spaces:

  1. Professional Services
    • Strategy and management consulting
    • Financial, transaction, M&A and restructuring advisory 
    • Human capital, organization and talent advisory
  2. Technology Services
    • Systems integrators and IT services
    • Digital software and product engineering services
    • Managed services (MSP) and managed security services (MSP and MSSP)
    • Services in product companies
  3. Law Firms and Legal Services

We are committed to your success.

More than 30 percent of our work is in board and leadership advisory services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. In addition to recruiting outstanding executives, we help organizations identify, assess and develop high-potential leaders, improve top- team effectiveness, and support strategic or cultural transformation.

We have conducted more than 1,000 executive search and leadership consulting assignments for professional and IT services clients over the past three years. Two-thirds of our business has come from repeat clients; 70% of our placements have been identified within the first four weeks of a search. We also share our clients’ dedication to diverse leadership: In the past three years, nearly one-third of our placements are members of underrepresented groups.

We also advise on board governance and CEO succession, as well as onboarding to help senior executives accelerate their effectiveness in a new role and cultural integration in mergers and acquisitions.