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Who We Are

We've built a reputation for delivering real impact for our clients.

Trusted by the world's leading organizations.

Spencer Stuart has 65 years’ experience in leadership consulting. Over the decades, we've built a reputation for delivering meaningful impact for our clients — from the world’s largest companies to entrepreneurial startups to nonprofit organizations.

Our values: Relationships, collaboration and discretion.

Leadership decisions are critical to get right, yet are deeply personal for those involved. Because these decisions affect the performance and reputations of organizations and the careers of individuals, we handle our relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues with great care, offering advice with courage and candor and living our commitment to discretion each day.

We focus on developing and nurturing deep, long-term relationships with clients and candidates because strong relationships lead to the best ideas, more diverse and informed options, and broad access to the most talented leaders. We make it our business to know top executives extremely well: where their unique capabilities lie, what motivates them, how their careers have unfolded, their professional aspirations and the cultural environments in which they thrive.

We also know that we’re better together than alone. We collaborate in specialized teams to ensure that we bring the right industry, functional and geographic perspectives to bear on your assignment.

Our commitment to diversity: Partnership and proven methodologies

We believe we are more effective advisers to clients when we nurture an inclusive culture where diversity thrives, and individuals are able to reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional aspirations. We understand that for organizations to truly achieve the benefits of diversity, they must create a culture of inclusion that promotes equity and values diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

We partner with clients to support them in advancing their diversity, equity and inclusion goals. This includes presenting diverse slates for all leadership positions, at both executive and board levels across all regions. We have a strong track record of helping clients attract and recruit exceptional leaders with diverse backgrounds. Spencer Stuart consultants are trained in competency-based interviewing techniques, employment law, diversity awareness and techniques to remove bias throughout the recruiting process, with a focus on data-driven evaluation criteria for all candidates to ensure a fair assessment of individuals’ qualifications. As a firm, we support DE&I in multiple ways, including our thought leadership, events and partnerships with leading organizations focused on the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our partnerships

We partner with organizations around the globe focused on DE&I to advance diversity at our own firm and to better support our clients on their own diversity, equity and inclusion journeys. Our partnerships include:

1000 black interns
AADF
AESC
 
CEO Action
Change the Race Ratio
Chief Executive Women
 
Diligent
KPMG
Latino Corporate Directors Association
 
The Leverage Network
MLT
Paradigm for Parity
 
WCD
Women’s Forum
 
 

Our approach: Insight-driven, global and tailored.

The best leadership decisions come from having the right insight — about the trends shaping industries and critical functions; about the ability of executives to be successful in specific roles; about cultural fit and team effectiveness. We continually build our knowledge of the drivers of leadership success and enhance our assessment practices to provide that insight.

We bring together the market and leadership knowledge of consultants across more than 70 offices in over 30 countries and rigorous assessment methodologies to help you select and develop outstanding leaders, improve the performance of teams, increase employee engagement and align organizational culture with strategy.

Because leadership doesn’t operate in a vacuum, we invest time in diagnosing the relevant strategic, organizational and business context as part of every assignment. We tailor our approach to the needs of your organization.