Barbara Spitzer


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Barbara Spitzer is a partner within Heidrick Consulting, who advises business executives to drive strategy execution with a focus on leadership development, organization design, culture, talent management, engagement and change management.

Barbara has 25 years experience in people-related consulting across multiple industries including energy & utilities, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and consumer products/retail. Prior joining Heidrick & Struggles, Barbara was a managing director at Towers Watson; before that, she served as senior vice president at Capgemini Consulting, where she led the global People & Performance practice, the New York office and one of Capgemini’s largest global accounts.

Over the course of Barbara’s career, she has held a number of leadership positions in the areas of workforce and leadership development and coaching, workforce planning, organization design, large-scale transformation and change.

Barbara founded and led Capgemini’s New York Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) and is a top-level certified large scale workshop facilitator. In her global leadership role, Barbara spearheaded Capgemini’s research on the Connected Organization, a point of view on the most important people-trends businesses are facing in the digital age. Throughout her career, Barbara has authored a number of publications on organization effectiveness. leadership, change management and HR transformation.

Barbara is actively involved in The National Organization on Disability, a non-profit dedicated to the employment of persons with disabilities.


Barbara holds a master’s degree in organization psychology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in psychology from James Madison University.