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Mar 23, 2017, 12:07 ET Chief Marketing Officer Average Tenure Drops to 42 Months, down six months in two-year period

The average tenure for chief marketing officers of leading U.S. consumer brand companies dropped from 44 months to 42 months, according to the 13th...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:59 ET Women and Minorities Are Making Headway As Fortune 500 Chief Financial Officers

Women and minorities are increasingly taking the top financial job in Fortune 500 corporations, according to an annual CFO Index produced by...


Nov 17, 2016, 12:50 ET 2016 Spencer Stuart Board Index Reveals Women Gain Seats in the Boardroom

In the 2016 proxy year, despite a small decline in the number of new independent directors elected to S&P 500 boards, the representation of...


Mar 07, 2016, 14:47 ET Chief Marketing Officer Average Tenure Drops to 44 Months

 The average tenure for chief marketing officers of leading U.S. consumer brand companies dropped from 48 months to 44 months, according to the...


Oct 01, 2015, 07:49 ET Progress Slowing for Women on Corporate Boards

 More women joined S&P 500 boards during the 2015 proxy year, but at a slowing pace, data from the 30th annual Spencer Stuart Board Index...


Dec 08, 2014, 10:25 ET More women join U.S. technology company boards; nearly 30% of new directors in the 2014 proxy year are female

 Seventy-two percent of U.S. technology companies included in the 2014 Spencer Stuart U.S. Technology Board Index have at least one female...


Dec 12, 2013, 09:30 ET Transformation, board renewal on the agenda for U.S. technology companies for 2014

 In 2014, Boards will have a critical role to play in business transformation and strategy, particularly in light of the pace of market and...


Oct 31, 2013, 10:30 ET Corporate Boardrooms Are Older, Nearly Half of New Independent Directors are Retired Executives, According to Spencer Stuart Board Index

 The average age of independent directors on S&P 500 boards has risen to 63 years from 60 a decade ago and in 2013, for the first time,...


Aug 12, 2013, 10:33 ET Fortune 500 CFOs Are in Their Roles Longer

 According to executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart, CFO tenure is on the rise among Fortune 500 CFOs. Average tenure is 5.9 years,...


Jun 06, 2013, 18:00 ET Spencer Stuart reception celebrates the placement of 1,000 women in corporate boards around the world

Senior executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart today celebrated having helped place 1,000 female directors to corporate boards with a...


Jul 30, 2012, 14:49 ET 10 years later: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Continues to Shape Board Governance

Ten years after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and a slew of exchange listing requirements ushered in a new era of corporate governance, U.S. public...


Jul 17, 2012, 10:21 ET Corporate Boards Taking Steps To Promote Diversity

 Acknowledging the value that comes with a diverse board, a majority (75 percent) of corporate boards in the US are taking a broad range of...


Jan 11, 2011, 09:00 ET Spencer Stuart Makes Important Addition to Greater China Team

Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search consulting firm, today announced that Alice Au has joined its growing team across Greater...


Oct 20, 2010, 12:29 ET Spencer Stuart's 25th Annual Board Study Highlights Major Changes in Governance

Spencer Stuart's 25th annual study of S&P 500 boards, the Spencer Stuart Board Index (SSBI), highlights major changes in board composition and...


Aug 18, 2010, 09:00 ET Spencer Stuart Expands Further in China

Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search consulting firm, announced the addition of three new consultants in its Beijing office. The...


Jun 23, 2010, 09:30 ET Venture Capitalists Express Changing Attitudes Toward Venture-Backed Leadership and CEO Assessment

Executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) today released the results of its new...


Jun 12, 2007, 01:00 ET Chief Marketing Officer Tenure Improves According to Annual Spencer Stuart Study

CHICAGO, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The average tenure for chief marketing officers at 100 leading consumer branded companies increased by a little...


Dec 12, 2006, 00:00 ET Minnesota Corporate Boards Relying More on Local Talent, Survey Finds; One-Year Terms for Directors Also Increasingly Favored

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of the new directors who joined the boards of Minnesota's top companies during the past year...


Sep 20, 2006, 01:00 ET Five-Year Trends Reveal a Changing Boardroom and Greater Independence

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The 21st annual Spencer Stuart Board Index survey of S&P 500 corporations shows a change in the...


Sep 19, 2005, 01:00 ET 20th Annual Spencer Stuart Director Survey Shows Scope of Governance Changes

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, the global executive recruiting firm, said today that the 20th Spencer Stuart Board Index...


Feb 23, 2005, 00:00 ET More Than 80 Percent of Directors for Illinois S&P 500 Companies Now Independent; CEOs of Major Firms Serving on Only One Outside Board

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of directors serving on the boards of Illinois' largest public companies are now outside...


Sep 21, 2004, 01:00 ET Women Directors Advance in 2004 Spencer Stuart Board Index

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ - New research by Spencer Stuart, the global executive recruiting firm, reveals a significant increase in new...


Sep 07, 2004, 01:00 ET Tom Simmons to Remain Head of Spencer Stuart Office in Houston

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Spencer Stuart, the privately held global executive-recruiting firm, announced today that Tom Simmons, a partner...


Aug 30, 2004, 01:00 ET Women Directors Advance in 2004 Spencer Stuart Board Index

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- New research by Spencer Stuart, the global executive recruiting firm, reveals a significant increase in new...


Dec 03, 2003, 00:00 ET Spencer Stuart's Minnesota Board Index Finds Changes in Board Structure Among State's Top Publicly Held Corporations

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota's top 30 companies are taking a hard look at all aspects of governance in response to recent...