Kevin M. Connelly
Kevin M. Connelly is Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Stuart, an international executive search consulting firm. He has had a long tenure at the firm in progressive leadership roles and was elected CEO in 2013.
At Spencer Stuart, Connelly has served on the board, including as Chairman, led its business in the United States, Japan, Canada and Mexico markets and overseen its Industrial and Financial Services Practices. He has also led the firm’s Financial Officer Practice in North America and managed Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office.
Prior to his leadership roles at Spencer Stuart, Connelly served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and on the Board of Directors for a supplier to the world’s leading automobile manufacturers. He has also held several leadership positions in the financial services industry.
Connelly serves as a member of the steering committee for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University’s Annual Corporate Governance Conference. He also serves on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is on the international advisory board of Brazil’s Fundação Dom Cabral. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Commercial Club of Chicago.
He earned a Master’s of Business degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marquette University.