James M. Citrin Author 'You Need a Leader, Now What?'; Co-Leader, North American CEO and Board Practice for recruiters Spencer Stuart

A noted expert on leadership, executive succession and professional success, Jim Citrin is the author of the brand new critically acclaimed book You Need a Leader, Now What? How to Choose the Best Person for Your Organization.

Jim leads Spencer Stuart’s North American Board & CEO Practice and serves as a member of firm’s worldwide board of directors. Throughout his 18 years at Spencer Stuart, Jim has completed more than 475 CEO, board director, and top management searches for leading media, technology, communications and consumer companies, as well as private-equity firms and major not-for-profit institutions.

Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and served as a trustee on the Vassar Board for 12 years and is currently a trustee at Wesleyan University. He obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, graduating with distinction.