Joel von Ranson

Joel von Ranson leads Spencer Stuart's Financial Officer Practice in North America. He focuses on chief financial officer assignments for a broad range of technology, financial services, healthcare, consumer and manufacturing companies. von Ranson also leads searches for treasurers, controllers and other finance leaders.


He joined Spencer Stuart in 2000 after working in senior roles at Time Warner and Condé Nast. von Ranson has led the Financial Officer Practice since 2010 and serves on the firm’s global partner nominations committee. He has co-authored articles on finance topics and is a frequent speaker on topics including financial experts in the boardroom, CFO trends, career planning and succession. von Ranson earned his M.B.A. from Stern School of Business at NYU and his B.A. from George Washington University.