James M. Citrin is one of the world's leading executive search consultants and an expert on leadership and success. He is a senior director and member of the Worldwide Board of Directors of Spencer Stuart. Since joining Spencer Stuart in January 1994, Citrin has completed more than 350 executive and board director search assignments.
Citrin's previous books are You're in Charge, Now What? (Crown Business 2005), The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers (Crown Business 2003), Zoom: Navigating the Road to the Next Economy (Doubleday 2002), and Lessons from the Top: The Search for America's Best Business Leaders (Doubleday 1999). He has co produced and hosted special series based on the books for CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight (September 2003) and CNBC's Squawk Box (January 2005). Citrin has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CBS's The Early Show and has been interviewed by all major national print, television, and radio outlets. In addition, he writes the popular bi-weekly column, Leadership by Example for Yahoo! Finance.
Prior to joining Spencer Stuart in 1994, Citrin was director of corporate planning at The Reader's Digest Association. Before that, he spent 5 years with McKinsey & Company in the United States and France, serving as a senior engagement manager. Earlier, he was an associate with Goldman, Sachs & Company, and spent 3 years as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley.
A 1981 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College with a BA in economics, Citrin has served as a member of the Vassar Board of Trustees since 1999. He earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, graduating with distinction in 1986. Thanks to The Dynamic Path, Citrin was honored to receive an invitation from the United States Olympic Committee to become an Adjunct Professor at their newly created Olympic University, a groundbreaking program of leadership development based on the principles of the Olympic Movement. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Gail, and their three children, Teddy, Oliver, and Lily.
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