Lisa B. Baird


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Lisa Baird is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the firm's Human Resources Officer search practice.

Lisa has more than 25 years of diverse management consulting, executive recruiting, and human capital management experience. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Lisa was chief human resources officer for Taconic Capital Advisors, a global alternative investment manager. Prior to this, she was a partner with two global executive search firms, where she consulted with senior executives on talent acquisition and human capital needs. Earlier in her career, Lisa led strategic planning for Fidelity Investments Institutional Retirement Services Company. Lisa was an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company, and began her career in real estate investment banking at Goldman Sachs.

Lisa is a member of the board of directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, whose mission is to transform the lives of people with disabilities. She is an investment committee director for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Foundation.

Lisa is an International Coaching Federation Associated Certified Coach and is also a Certified Team Coach. She is trained in a variety of assessment tools including: Myers Brigg Personality Inventory, Hogan Assessments, FIRO-B, TTI Insights, H&S Leadership Accelerator Questionnaire, H&S Team Accelerator Questionnaire, and Saville Assessments.


Lisa earned her JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her AB, cum laude, from Princeton University, where she majored in public policy with a concentration in economics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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