Spencer Stuart hires Kearney exec Christine Laurens as CFO

Spencer Stuart, a global executive search and leadership consultancy, has hired Christine Laurens as chief financial officer. She is based in the company’s Chicago headquarters.

Laurens brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm, with a focus on leading finance functions in the professional services industry.

She joins Spencer Stuart from Kearney, where she spent the last 20 years and served as CFO since 2014. In the role, Laurens oversaw the Chicago-headquartered management consultancy’s global finance, IT-, real estate, and procurement groups across 44 countries.

She joined Kearney’s Paris in 2002 as finance director for Southwest Europe and held increasingly senior roles in the firm’s finance function, including finance director for France and for Europe and the Middle East.

Spencer Stuart hires Kearney exec Christine Laurens as CFO

Before Kearney, Laurens was CFO of Keyrus, a Paris-based IT consultancy, and a managing director at Agency.com, an internet services agency. She began her career at EY France, where she was a manager in the technology and media practice.

Laurens has a master’s degree in management from HEC Paris and is a CPA.

“We are delighted to welcome Christine Laurens to Spencer Stuart as our Chief Financial Officer and member of our global leadership team,” said Ben Williams, CEO of Spencer Stuart. “Christine is a deeply experienced finance leader in professional services and brings a global perspective and growth mindset to our firm.”

Spencer Stuart was founded in 1956 and provides services in executive search, board recruitment and effectiveness, succession planning, leadership assessment, and employee engagement. The firm has over 2,500 people across more than 70 offices in 30+ countries.

“I am passionate about leadership and the firm’s focus on discovering and developing leadership for a better future strongly resonates with me,” Laurens said. “I am looking forward to partnering with the Spencer Stuart team to positively impact our stakeholders and deliver meaningful outcomes.”






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