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H. James Krauser HeadshotJim began his executive search career in 1984, initially leveraging his nearly two decades of diversified financial services industry experience to provide services to a wide array of financial services clients. His search work has spanned the real estate, banking, insurance and healthcare industries, and his list of successful placements boasts an impressive variety of senior level leadership positions within client organizations. Additionally, he developed a specific niche within the finance function and recruited a number of Chief Financial Officers and Heads of Tax for Fortune 100 companies.

Jim joined Spencer Stuart in 1984 and served in various leadership roles as an adjunct to his search work. These roles included Managing Director of the Stamford, CT, office, Managing Partner of the Global Real Estate Practice, Co-Chairman of the Worldwide Assimilation Program for new consultants, and Managing Partner of the Quality Officer initiative. It was in this latter position where he oversaw the development and implementation of the Quality Officer role in each of Spencer Stuart’s 50+ offices. As an outgrowth of this role, he was the lead consultant of a team which conducted quality audits of most of the firm’s European and Asian offices. The purpose of these office reviews was to globalize best practices and make them patterns of quality and excellence across the entire firm.

In 2006, Jim was honored in Rome as a recipient of Spencer Stuart’s inaugural “Oscar” award.


  • Masters in Education, The American University
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Notre Dame


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