Over 30 Years of C-Suite Level Recruiting Experience
As a nationally recognized C-level recruiter, I spent 30 years with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm. Prior to this my early career was in brand marketing on both the manufacturer and agency sides of the business after receiving a Wharton MBA. My executive search clients included leading Fortune 500 corporations, private equity portfolio companies, and later stage start-ups. Along the way, I counseled and helped guide the careers of several thousand executives—ranging from CEOs to vice presidents across multiple functions and industries.
One over-riding observation that struck me repeatedly over this time frame was that most executives under manage their careers due to either complacency, not having a career plan, or simply lack of perspective and knowledge. So, after many years in the recruiting trenches, I retired from Spencer Stuart with the goal of helping executives achieve greater professional success through sound, proactive and thoughtful career planning and management discipline. Today, I accomplish this through publishing, seminars, workshops, coaching and mentoring. In my recently released book, The Proactive Executive: A C-Suite Recruiters 5-Step System for Achieving Greater Career Success, I share the best of my 30 years’ worth of observations, learnings and insights about the formation of successful business careers. The book was written for aspiring C-suite and current C-suite executives to provide practical, straightforward advice and specific actions you can take immediately to improve your career prospects.