Jim Citrin

Leader, Head of Spencer Stuart CEO practice

USA Board Member

Jim Citrin leads Spencer Stuart’s North American CEO Practice and is a core member of the firm’s Board Practice. During his 25 years with the firm, he has worked with clients on more than 750 CEO, board director and other top management searches and succession assignments within world-leading media, technology, communications and consumer companies, as well as other multinational corporations, financial services institutions, private-equity firms and venture capital firms, and educational and not-for-profit institutions.


A noted expert on leadership and professional success, Jim has authored seven books, including bestsellers The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional, and You’re in Charge — Now What?


Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is currently a board member of the Cancer Research Institute, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.