Our own Tom Neff ’59 was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article on Spencer Stuart’s role as a CEO recruiter.
As for AIG’s CEO assignment, Spencer Stuart was chosen because the recruiters “were already up to speed,” says someone close to the situation.Thomas J. Neff, Spencer Stuart’s 71-year-old U.S. chairman and top CEO recruiter, is a pivotal player. Mr. Neff, who joined the firm in 1976, has handled more than 150 CEO and more than 350 board searches, including the appointments of Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney and Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack.
Mr. Neff also helped recruit Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to be president of the New York Federal Reserve in 2003.
More details in the full article.