Managing Director - Human Capital
Leanne draws on over 20 years of progressive experience in management, consulting and executive search to deliver impactful human capital solutions across a wide range of industries.She has completed searches at all levels from Brand Manager to CEO for a variety of global organizations including private-equity backed startups to Fortune 100 companies. Leanne also offers career advisement services for executives seeking to accelerate their job search efforts.
Most recently, she served as Director of Practice Management for the Industrial Practice of Heidrick & Struggles – one of the world’s premier leadership consulting and executive search firms. She and her team supported over 125 recruiters around the world, providing comprehensive recruiting support across various sectors.
In her prior role with Heidrick, Leanne helped to build the firm’s Global Marketing & Sales Officers practice to become the largest in the world. There she focused on building proactive relationships with top talent and developed ground-breaking thought leadership related to human capital, talent management and leadership dynamics in marketing, sales and innovation. Leanne also helped to place Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Commercial Officers and heads of Sales, R&D and Research at over 30 different organizations globally.
Leanne’s marketing experience comes from top tier companies including Procter & Gamble, Bristol Myers, Reckitt-Benckiser, Ford Motor Company, Intercontinental Hotels and Russell Corporation. More recently, she was a marketing consultant for the Zyman Group, developing marketing strategy and providing implementation guidance to Fortune 1000 companies and global services firms.
Leanne was also appointed to lead the firm’s overall marketing efforts and served as Director of Brand Management reporting directly to Sergio Zyman, the firm’s founder. There she helped launch the Institute of Brand Science, a unique partnership of industry and academia dedicated to optimizing business performance via brands.
Leanne earned her MBA at Duke University and has a BA in Economics from Middlebury College where she graduated with honors. She is a citizen of the USA, Canada and Switzerland, speaks fluent French and lives in Denver, Colorado.