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Operating Officers

Wurster Partners has extensive experience advising organizations on the recruitment of operating leaders in many countries around the globe.

We work with senior leadership, and in some cases, corporate boards in helping them through the process of developing requirements for future operational leaders. This comprehensive knowledge of CEOs, COOs, Presidents and leadership 'ready' talent puts us in a position to effectively benchmark internal candidates against the 'best-in-class' external candidate pool.

Our work with operating officers spans CEOs, COOs, Presidents and General Managers. We spend a meaningful portion of our time in this area, focusing on enterprises within the markets we serve. When it's time for a change in operational leadership, companies look to us for counsel on transitioning the next generation of operational leadership.

Operating Officers

Information Officers

The Information/Technology Officer is a leader, change agent, and valued business partner to executive leadership.


Maintaining technology is no longer an acceptable approach to business success. Given this changing landscape, the role of the CIO / CTO has dramatically changed. Although many technology leaders aspire to influence and participate as true business leaders, there are few that have the skills or experience to operate in this new and ever changing global business environment.

In response to this crucial need, Wurster Partners has developed a respected global practice group focused around CIOs / CTOs, but also the critical demand for sophisticated Digital and Innovation Officers. We bring deep industry and functional experience that allows us to help our clients identify, assess and attract leadership talent within the IT function. Our record of successful placements is unmatched, and covers the full range of companies from global multinationals to emerging businesses in the markets we serve.

Information Officers

Marketing Officers

Wurster Partners understands the type of marketing talent required to succeed, grow your brand, increase sales and drive traffic into your locations.


Our search consultants are well acquainted with the ever changing talent within hospitality and leisure, media and entertainment, sports entertainment, and a variety of other consumer facing organizations. We have executed a number of Chief Marketing Officer assignments, as well as assingments that report directly to the CMO.

Our Marketing Officers Practice includes the assessment and selection of the following disciplines:

  • Branding

  • Advertising

  • Corporate Communications

  • Consumer Insights and Market Research

  • Public Relations

  • Business Development, Partnerships and Alliances

  • Marketing Strategy

  • Creative

  • Social Media

  • Database Marketing, CRM, Direct Marketing

  • Loyalty Marketing

  • Digital Marketing

Marketing Officers

Human Resources Officers

We have a demonstrated track record recruiting, developing and advising senior human resource leaders for the word's most innovative companies.


Standing at the crossroads between strategy and execution, a human resource executive in today’s environment anticipates the business priorities of tomorrow to achieve an organization’s objectives through the acquisition, development and retention of people. These insights, combined with our broad expertise and global integrated network, give our clients unencumbered access to the most relevant and viable candidate pools.


Our Human Resources Practice includes the assessment and selection of the following disciplines:


  • Chief Human Resources Officers/Chief People Officers​

  • Chief Diversity Officers

  • Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Head of Training and Development

  • Head of Talent Acquisition and Management

  • Head of Compensation and Benefits

  • Head of Human Resources Operations

  • Head of Culture Integrity and Management


We understand the critical importance of a strong, results-oriented culture and a human capital strategy that supports the board, CEO and senior leadership team. In summary, we advise global publicly-traded, mid-cap and early-stage organizations across a number of markets in identifying chief human resources officers/chief people officers, as well as other specialized senior human resource executives to help companies advance their culture and people development.

Human Resources Officers
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Financial Officers

Wurster Partners' Financial Officers Practice helps clients meet the challenges of a competitive talent market across every sector we serve globally.

The practice represents an important part of our overall search activities and account for approximately 30% of our search experience, 90% of which are Chief Financial Officers and their direct reports. Combining this knowledge with a comprehensive approach to tracking financial talent globally, Wurster Partners has deep candidate pool knowledge to help clients identify and build sustainable senior finance teams that serve as true strategic partners to their business.

Our Financial Officers Practice includes the assessment and selection of the following disciplines:


  • Corporate and Divisional Financial Officers​

  • Chief Accounting Officers and Controllers

  • Treasury

  • Head of Tax and Audit

  • Head of Corporate Finance

  • Head of Corporate Development

  • Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Head of Investor Relations

  • Head of Shared Services

Financial Officers
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