Stanton Chase
Mary Ott (Price)

Mary Ott (Price)

Managing Director

Mary Ott (Price) is a seasoned executive recruiter and coach with over 15 years of experience working with boards and C-level executives to recruit top talent to support her clients’ business goals and strategic talent objectives. With 20 years of experience as a technology executive and former CEO, Ott has the insight to help clients develop cohesive leadership teams that can navigate rapidly changing environments caused by today’s global digital transformation.

Ott has completed over 100 searches in the Information Officers space, including CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CDOs, and their teams across all industry sectors, from Fortune 10 to PE-backed middle-market companies. She has also built a strong practice in the manufacturing sector, with searches that span all functional groups, including CEO, CHRO, CIO, Supply Chain, and Operations.

Ott started her executive search career at Russell Reynolds Associates in New York, where she co-led the information officers practice. She founded the firm’s financial technology practice, which focused on global financial institutions and Fintech companies. In 2011, Ott moved to a boutique firm before joining Stanton Chase in 2023.

Prior to her executive recruiting career, Ott spent 20 years in the technology industry, including serving as the General Manager of IBM’s Home Networking business, which she spun out to become the CEO of Home Director, Inc. She held two other CEO positions at early-stage software companies before transitioning to executive recruiting.

Ott has a degree in engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree from Stanford.


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