Elizabeth Simpson is the partner-in-charge of the Heidrick & Struggles’ New York and Stamford offices. She is a member of the Financial Services and Financial Officers practices.
Liz specializes in senior-level financial officer assignments (CFO, controller, tax, chief accounting officer, director of financial planning & analysis, investor relations, and treasury) and COO assignments for publicly held and privately owned companies. Her representative local, regional, and global client work includes financial technology, information services, private equity and hedge funds, traditional asset and investment management, insurance, real estate, and investment and commercial banking firms. Additionally, Liz works across Private Equity where she has participated in numerous engagements at the investment professional level.
Liz previously lead the Financial Services Practice in New York, responsible for driving business development in the New York region, collaborating across the firm's complementary lines of business, and mentoring and developing talent internally.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Liz was in investment banking at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, where she worked in corporate finance within industry groups as well as in strategy and management positions.
Liz was a founder and president of the Somers Schools Alumni Association, a not for profit organization committed to funding and improving education within the Somers schools. She has also traveled to Costa Rica with Good For Kids, a not for profit corporation that brings support in the form of self-sustaining resources, health needs, educational and vocational programs directly to the children of La Carpio, a Nicaraguan refugee camp in Costa Rica. She is actively involved in a range of professional networking forums.
Liz earned a bachelor of arts degree from Lehigh University. She speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish and German.