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Kate Ashforth Hurley

Kate is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and CEO practices. She works with a range of organizations, spanning Fortune 100 companies to high-growth media and technology startups, helping them to recruit CEOs and general managers, chief revenue officers and chief marketing officers, as well as other core members of the leadership team. Kate often works at the intersection of the technology and consumer industries, and has expertise in media, consumer internet, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, marketing/advertising technology and software. She also brings deep experience recruiting next-gen board directors and leaders, identifying rising stars to help organizations on their digital transformation journeys. In addition, she contributed to the development of The Career Playbook and the related interactive training experience. Passionate about conservation, Kate serves on the board of the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Kate was responsible for marketing and new business development initiatives at sports agency Octagon Worldwide. She received her B.A. from Brown University, where she was a two-sport Division I athlete.