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Stef Oud


Global Practice Leader Professional Services

Stef Oud (1965) is a Partner with Stanton Chase working from the Amsterdam office in the Netherlands. He is focused on the professional services industry and works closely with other Stanton Chase offices around the world to cover executive search for a broad range of organizations in this industry. As an adviser to professional service firm executives and partners, Stef works with a global team of thought leaders and academics involved in the professional services market to support them in becoming more successful.

After graduating from Groningen University (MSc. business economics) and his military service as an officer for the Dutch Army, Stef started his career in consulting and worked for Andersen Consulting, Deloitte, and Kearney. As such, he has been a senior partner for international consulting practices and many international strategic clients and projects.

He is a member of the Supervisory Board for War Child, a global NGO that provides support to children who are affected by war, conflict, and violence. Stef is also a graduate of several Harvard Business School and INSEAD executive education programs. In 2018, he founded XtraAdvice with a team of senior partners in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands who work as executive advisers throughout the global professional services industry.

In addition to his work, Stef also enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pet Labrador Skip. His interests include Spain, sailing, guitar, and Xterra triathlons.

Executive Search in Amsterdam,
The Netherlands


Prins Mauritslaan 23
1171 LP Badhoevedorp
The Netherlands

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Phone: +31 20 662 7447
Email: amsterdam@stantonchase.com

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