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Robert L. Benson HeadshotBob is the Chairman of Robert L. Benson & Associates and provides his clients with over 25 years of domestic and international experience as a leader in the executive search industry.

Prior to re-establishing his service firm in 2008, Bob served as the Chairman of Boardroom Consultants and Slayton Search Partners, where he spent several years successfully leading the transformation of the Firm from a highly-focused Midwestern U.S. search firm into one of the fastest-growing, multi-disciplinary National firms.

In 1999, he founded Robert L. Benson & Associates, where he provided cross-cultural business improvement, executive selection and executive search services to a diverse group of clients after a series of leadership roles with Spencer Stuart.

He joined Spencer Stuart in Stamford, Connecticut in 1982 progressing through a series of office, practice and firm-wide management roles. Those roles included Managing Director of the New York Office, Northeast Region and the Eastern Region. He moved to Europe in 1994 as Executive Vice President International to oversee a number of multi-national marketing initiatives, while functioning as Co-Leader of the Global Industrial Practice. While in Europe, Bob also established the Spencer Stuart’s Transatlantic Practice and led offices in Belgium, Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. During this time he served on the Firm’s Management Committee, Board of Directors and as Chairperson of the Partner Finance Committee.

In 2008, Bob was recognized by Business Week as one of “The 50 Most Influential Headhunters.” In 1999, he was highlighted in Nancy Garrison-Jenn’s book The "Global 200" Executive Recruiters.

Professional Activities

  • Sonus Research & Design, Inc., Board of Directors
  • PeopleMatters, Advisory Board


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Quinnipiac University


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