Lauren joined SPMB in 2017 as an Associate working on various VP and C-level searches across industries and verticals. She works with multiple partners, including Mike Doonan, Eamonn Tucker, and Chris Johnson. Prior to SPMB, Lauren was a Senior Associate with Trewstar Corporate Board Services, a search firm focused on placing women on corporate boards. Fortunate to be one of the first employees with Trewstar, Lauren played an integral part in the early success of the company. During Lauren’s four years at Trewstar, the firm made 44 placements, pairing outstanding female candidates with various Fortune 1000 and pre-IPO boards.
Lauren grew up in Hanover, New Hampshire and moved to NYC for college and the years following. She graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University. Outside of work Lauren loves cooking, baking, and trying any new hot sauce. She tries to take advantage of Bay Area living through running, hiking, and exploring with her golden/lab mix named Delaware (after the river, not the state!).
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about increasing the number of women in top corporate leadership positions – both as executive operators and board directors. Some of my proudest accomplishments include placing women on corporate boards that previously lacked any female representation. These successes include a well known music technology company, a SaaS company in Silicon Valley, and an oil and gas company based in Texas. I try to bring the same spirit of boundary-breaking and disruption to my current role at SPMB. With every new search I aim to think laterally and discover candidates with diverse, multifaceted backgrounds.
What sports star would you most like to meet?
My main man Joe DiMaggio, the baseball hero of my dad and grandpa. This is the correct answer for any self-respecting Italian American. But I would definitely not say no to a dinner date with Tom Brady… For those wondering, the answer is yes, you can be a Yankees/Patriots fan!
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
We were challenged by a client saying that we couldn’t find a woman in his “dirty fingernails” industry. Not only did we find dozens of women who fit the specifications, but we were able to change his perception of exceptional female talent in manufacturing. The woman who got the job was a rising star running a business unit at a large manufacturing firm that was bigger than our client’s company.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I’ve been fortunate to have traveled extensively throughout my life. My claim to fame is that I’ve lived on every continent for at least three months – with the exception of Antarctica. Who knows? Maybe I’ll end up there next!