Mark Spencer Klimmek

An experienced technology leader, Mark strengthens the future capabilities of boards, CEOs, and executive leadership teams as they strive for growth and transformative impact.

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Mark Klimmek partners with clients in the technology sector to identify and develop growth-minded executives, board members, and leadership teams.   

Based in Germany, he leads the Berlin Office of Russell Reynolds Associates. He has over twenty years of experience advising software, digital technology, and IT-services companies across Europe. Mark works closely with clients, coaching them through leadership assessment and development, CEO succession planning, growth strategy and execution, and digital transformation. Previously, Mark was a Principal with a global executive search firm, where he  co-led the European Tech Private Equity segment and developed technology and private equity clients with a focus on executive and board-level placements.   

Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at German TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 with responsibility for building its digital commerce portfolio. Before that, he served as the Managing Director of Westwing Home & Living, a pan-European online furniture startup, expanding its activities in Russia. Earlier in his career, Mark held the roles of consultant with McKinsey & Company in Munich and Vice President of the GP Bullhound technology investment bank.

“What excites me most is connecting with inspiring individuals, discovering the true person inside an executive, learning from outstanding leaders, and contributing to the development of great organizations.”

Mark holds an MBA from (the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at) the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate degree in business administration from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Executive Search Financial Officers Private Capital Technology

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