Stef Oud leads Stanton Chase's global professional services practice

29 January 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Global executive search firm Stanton Chase has appointed the Dutchman Stef Oud – a former partner of Deloitte and Kearney – as its new Global Practice Leader for Professional Services.

“I’m incredibly honoured and proud to assume this role,” said Stef Oud, who joined Stanton Chase in October last year to bolster its professional services capabilities in Europe, based in its Amsterdam office.

Oud is a veteran of the consulting industry, having been around in the scene since the early ‘90’s. After graduating from university, he started his career at Andersen Consulting, after which he held leadership roles at CSC and US technology consultancy Noblestar, where he led the European division.

Stef Oud, Global Practice Progessional Services, Stanton Chase

He then enjoyed a 15-year career at Deloitte Consulting as a partner, followed by a 2-year spell as a partner at strategic operations firm Kearney. Oud specialised on topics including (digital) strategy, digital transformation, ERP implementations, operational excellence and data & analytics.

Since fall 2019 Oud is a co-founder and partner at XtraAdvice, an international boutique advisory firm that helps players across the professional services landscape with leadership, and professionalising their operations and people. The firm also has an offering that enables consulting firms to tackle stress and burnout – a notorious issue within the industry.

At Stanton Chase, he will now leverage his vast network to help the group expand its footprint in the industry, working closely with other Stanton Chase offices including those in Brussels, Frankfurt, London and New York. Stanton Chase has over 70 offices worldwide and is ranked as one of the globe's top 10 executive search firms in terms of profile and client retention. 

Alongside his roles at Stanton Chase and XtraAdvice, Oud is a member of the Supervisory Board for War Child, a global non-profit that provides support to children who are affected by war, conflict, and violence.