Laurie Thompson


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 6993137

Laurie is a principal within the Global Financial Services Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Since joining the firm in 2002, Laurie has worked on a range of recruiting and consulting projects across traditional and alternative investment management, including senior leadership, investments and distribution. She currently focuses on assisting clients in building and sustaining top performing fundraising and investor relations teams. Representative projects include talent recruiting, competitor intelligence, compensation benchmarking, thought leadership and speaking engagements.

Her clients include diversified and traditional asset managers, single and multi-strategy hedge funds, private equity and real estate firms. She has done extensive work for United Kingdom, Asia and Australia-based companies seeking to develop and strengthen their North American distribution efforts within fundraising/institutional sales, investor relations, consultant relations, product specialist, and client services.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Laurie worked in fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters and at two boutique executive search firms, focused on investment banking, equity research, and capital markets.

In 2016, Laurie launched LUNA (Lead, Uplift, Nourish, Aspire), a global network of women seeking to balance, sustain and thrive in their professional careers and motherhood.


Laurie received an MA from Ball State University in 1998 and a BS from SUNY Buffalo in 1996.