Rose Spano Iannelli
Managing Partner, Spano Pratt Executive Search
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
phone 414-283-9533
Rose Spano Iannelli is a talent acquisition specialist who has successfully worked with commercial and nonprofit clients to identify competencies, map the cultural profile, and execute search strategy. She is regularly retained by chairman of the boards and CEO leaders to lead the executive search process. Using a quantifiable success measurement and litmus test; her unique approach and practice is demonstrated by her success in building consensus around hiring decisions.

Board Profile

Rose is an accomplished leader in talent strategy alignment. She founded her consulting business, Spano Pratt Executive Search in 2000 to provide thoughtful, high-quality talent acquisitions solutions to commercial and nonprofit organizations. She brings strong business acumen and 25 years of experience working with search committees comprised of both executive and non-executive board of directors. In addition, she has served on several philanthropic Foundation boards leading teams of board members in the stewardship of gifts including serving as Board President and stewarding a $3M gift.

Board Experience

Governance Experience includes:

President, Shorewood Community Foundation Board, 2018 (Director 2014-present)
Executive Committee and Director, Columbia College of Nursing, 2012-2020
Director, TEMPO Milwaukee, 2011 – 2018


Professional Summary

Spano Pratt Executive Search –

Talent Influencer

Co =Founder and Managing Partner – mission at Spano Pratt Executive Search is to enhance the quality of communities through the recruitment and placement of strong leaders.

 2000 – Present

Executive search professional and the co-owner and founder of Spano Pratt Executive Search, a retained executive search firm.

  • Designed search strategy including competency modeling
  • Facilitated collaborative talent selection with search committees
  • Led hundreds of high-level executive search projects to successful conclusion
  • Built this start up to be one of top 50 search firms serving the nonprofit sector

Recognition & Awards

Woman of Influence Award – 2015

Top 25 Executive Search Firms – Milwaukee region 2008-present

Top 50 Executive Search Firms – National  2017


Married to Michael Iannelli for 30 years and together have raised a son. Interests include traveling, fitness, and cooking. Passionate about finding one's natural gifts and aligning with goals.


Financial ServicesGovernment/PoliticsHealthcare/Pharma/Med DevicesIndustrial/ManufacturingNon-for-profit/EducationProfessional ServicesRetail/Consumer Products

Company Revenue

Up to $50M

P&L Responsibility

Up to-$25M

Level of Expertise



Corporate GovernanceDiversity, Equity & InclusionHuman ResourcesMarketing & BrandingSales

Board Experience


Leadership on Board

DirectorAdvisorBoard ChairCommittee ChairCommittee Member


ExecutiveNominating & Governance