James M. Citrin
Leader, CEO Practice | Board Practice
Spencer Stuart Stamford

Jim Citrin leads Spencer Stuart’s CEO Practice and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. During his 25+ year tenure, he has completed over 850 CEO, Board Director and top executive searches for leading companies across industries, including media and entertainment, consumer, industrial, healthcare and financial services, as well as leading cultural, educational and other not-for-profit institutions.

An expert on leadership and CEO succession, he has published eight books, including Leading at a Distance, released at the height of the COVID pandemic; The Career Playbook: Essential Advice for Today’s Aspiring Young Professional; and You’re in Charge — Now What? Jim is also a LinkedIn Influencer with one million followers.

Mr. Citrin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and served as a Board Trustee for 12 years. Additionally, he was a Trustee at Wesleyan University and is currently on the Boards of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Johnny Mac Tennis Project and Girl Effect. He received his M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School.