Industries We Serve

SPMB has completed thousands of executive search assignments since 1978, developing in that time a reputation for exceptional quality, in-depth industry insight, and far-reaching access to transformational talent. Here are the industries we serve.









SPMB has completed thousands of executive search assignments for technology companies since 1977, developing in that time a reputation for exceptional quality, in-depth industry insight, and far-reaching access to transformational talent.

    • Enterprise Technology

      2020-21 accelerated the long-awaited digital transformation journey across all industries, creating opportunities and growth for enterprise technology and software companies as they focus on customer experience and a “cloud-first” approach. However, as we look forward, heightened customer expectations and increasing complexity around a growing number of market dynamics will make it more challenging for enterprise tech companies to respond to market demands with speed and agility. The industry requires exceptional leadership that understands and can adapt to today’s changing technology landscape.

      SPMB’s enterprise technology search leaders have deep domain knowledge and an extensive network of relationships with skilled and innovative candidates across all executive functions. Our collective experience and expertise has allowed us to successfully provide leadership solutions for our clients across the C-suite for the past 40+ years.

      Enterprise technology integrates a company’s business through the interchange of information from various business facets, processes, and databases — enabling them to retrieve and disseminate real-time operating data across the organization.

    • Consumer Technology

      SPMB’s Consumer practice partners with leading companies across all consumer verticals including consumer technology, marketplaces, digital health, education, fintech, CPG, mobile, gaming, travel & hospitality, retail, and media & entertainment industries to recruit executives who can accelerate growth and change. We’re passionate about working with companies that are disrupting the status quo and transforming existing industries with innovative business models, products and services.

      Consumer technology is any technology that is directly purchased by individuals/consumers to meet their needs. Consumer tech encompasses many of the world’s most commonly seen and used items in consumers’ daily lives. Some of today’s most common consumer technologies include: personal computing, security, media & entertainment, social & communications, education, fashion, and beyond.

    • Cybersecurity

      You would be hard-pressed to identify a technology sector that has seen a greater increase in importance and growth over the past two years—across industries—than security and cybersecurity. In 2019, nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies were without a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); now that number is almost zero. Furthermore, it’s not just the Fortune 500 who are seeking out security leadership today; companies across growth stages are prioritizing cybersecurity.

      SPMB’s Security practice was recognized as “Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms 2022”. Given our expertise in the security space, we help our clients determine what they need from their security leaders in both the near and longer term.

      Cybersecurity is the practice of defending networks, devices, programs, and data from unauthorized use or malicious attacks. It’s also referred to as information technology (IT) security or electronic information security.

    • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      SPMB’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) search practitioner have been working in this space for over a decade, building executive teams at both earlier-stage AI startups and companies at scale that are leading the way in AI innovations. With AI technology advancing dramatically over the last 5 years, SPMB has remained in lockstep with the industry’s pioneers, helping them scale their organizations and drive their AI capabilities forward responsibly through talent acquisition. We understand the macro forces driving the sector forward, and how to identify and attract the new breed of AI leadership that the industry demands. To learn more about our AI and ML search expertise, check out a Q&A with two of our practice leaders, Todd Greenhalgh and Damon Zeligs, linked here.

      Artificial intelligence (AI) leverages computers and machines to simulate the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind.

      Machine learning (ML) is part of AI that focuses on how computers can improve their perception, knowledge, thinking, or actions based on experience or data.