Lisa B. Baird


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Lisa B. Baird is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. She is also part of the Global Financial Services and Private Equity Practices. Lisa advises senior executive teams on organization health, culture shaping, leadership assessment and development, team effectiveness, performance and talent management, and senior executive recruiting.

Lisa has more than 25 years of diverse management consulting, executive recruiting, and human capital management experience in the financial services industry. 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. Her clients included global asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment and commercial banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and other financial institutions and not for profit organizations. 

Earlier in her career, Lisa was a consultant and director of research for two different boutique research firms serving the global investment management industry, Greenwich Associates and Cerulli Associates. She also 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 chair of the board of directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and an investment committee director for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Foundation. 


Lisa holds an A.B., 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. She also holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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