Lauren Keefe


Lauren Keefe is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston and New York offices and the regional managing partner of the Consumer Markets Practice in the Americas. She specializes in general management and commercial leadership searches across the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, luxury, lifestyle, and beauty sectors.


Her clients include publicly traded corporations, privately held companies, founder/owner companies, private equity firms, and financially distressed companies.

Lauren supports her clients in attracting the talent necessary to create a compelling consumer experience across channels in today's rapidly changing marketplace. Fundamental to this success is a creative approach to identifying talent across traditional industry boundaries, which can spur innovation and drive business performance. She has a particular interest in newly created leadership positions aimed at driving a transformation in an evolving company or building a new competency within an organization.

Before her career in executive search with Heidrick & Struggles, Lauren worked as part of KPMG’s business due diligence team, supporting client mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate development plans. She began her professional career with a global management consulting firm, supporting leadership assessment, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness projects.


Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations, BS in Industrial and Labor Relations