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Mark Stuart-Smith

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+1 972 728 5944

Based in St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Chief Marketing & Sales, DE&I, and Leadership Advisory practices. He focuses on executive and NED placements, succession consulting, assessments, and coaching. He is appreciated by clients across food & beverage, personal & household care, and retail for his insight and advice in strengthening management teams.

I’m curious about how organizations and leadership roles are evolving and strive to help leaders and teams understand themselves better in order to bring out the best in their organizations.

Mark brings over 17 years of experience in management consulting and talent advisory before becoming an Egon Zehnder Consultant. He is a co-founding member of Egon’s Washington DC Office and has supported our growth across the Miami, New York, and Boston markets. Previously, Mark was a Principal in the Global CEO Advisory Group, partnering with Boards on over 115 CEO and C-Suite succession mandates.

Mark is active in our LGBTQ+ ERG (ez+) and manages Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Out Leadership, a global network of LGBTQ+ executives and corporate directors. Outside of Egon, Mark is involved in not-for-profit board and volunteer work with HIV/Aids and Arts organizations. He earned an MBA in marketing, strategy, and management from NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BA from Vassar College. Mark, his husband, and their son enjoy going to the opera and theater, travel, food, an occasional hike, and taking their dog on long walks.

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The Power of Being Out

The Power of Being Out

The more we come out, the more change we can affect- not only personally but to clients and colleagues as well. Read more

CEO Insights — Volume 29: Tapping into Founder Prowess

CEO Insights — Volume 29: Tapping into Founder Prowess

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