Spencer Stuart Launches New Unit Formed from the Talent‑Related Businesses It Acquired from Aon

Spencer Stuart, an executive search and leadership advisory firm, announced the launch of the new business unit formed from the Culture & Engagement, Leadership Assessment & Development and HR & Talent Advisory businesses it acquired from Aon in a transaction that closed July 1. Collectively, these businesses form a distinct entity now known as Kincentric: A Spencer Stuart Company.

While the name is new, Kincentric has a storied history of helping clients foster change and accelerate success through its global team of experts, proven insights and intuitive technologies.

Kevin Connelly, now chief executive officer of Kincentric, and a former chairman and chief executive officer of Spencer Stuart, said: “Our new name, Kincentric, puts people at the center of business. We will continue to focus on helping organizations change from the inside, delivering new ways to unlock the power of people and teams.”

Kincentric’s deep experience complements Spencer Stuart’s portfolio of leadership advisory services – including executive assessment & development, CEO succession, team effectiveness, culture shaping, board effectiveness and the people side of merger integration.

Ben Williams, Spencer Stuart’s chief executive officer, noted: “This is a further step on our journey to extend our leadership advisory capabilities for our clients. As leaders increasingly focus on leadership, culture and engagement to drive change and positive outcomes in their organizations, together Spencer Stuart and Kincentric are uniquely positioned to engage with Boards and the C-Suite more deeply on these critical levers.”