Liza Wright

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Managing Partner

Executive Search Experience

Liza Wright has over 20 years of experience in the executive search industry. She most recently served at the highest levels of government, working at the White House as the Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel. As the senior personnel advisor to the President, she met with the President regularly to recommend individuals to fill critical presidential appointments, including Cabinet Secretaries, Ambassadors and other key positions in Cabinet-level departments and U.S. regulatory agencies.

Before joining the White House senior staff, Liza spent almost a decade as a Principal with one of the largest international executive search firms, Heidrick & Struggles. Her search practice focused on senior level searches in the financial services, government contracting and professional services sectors. She has successfully completed searches for CEO’s, board members, presidents and other functional vice presidents. She has placed these executives in start-up firms, small and medium sized public and private firms, major Fortune 100 corporations and leading nonprofit entities.

“I have a strong passion for helping senior executives find an amazing fit. When I was with a very large search firm, I wasn’t so passionate about the top-down, growth driven approach where the focus sometimes ended up on quantity over quality. So at Lochlin I get to focus on the part of the job that is the most gratifying.” – Liza Wright

Other Experience

Prior to her experience in the executive search industry, Liza was an executive recruiter for Capital One Financial Corporation, one of the largest worldwide providers of MasterCard and Visa Credit Cards. During her 4 years at Capital One, the company went public and grew from 500 to over 8,000 employees worldwide. Liza was selected to lead the recruitment of the management staff for two start-up customer service call centers in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Tampa, Florida. She then led the recruitment of all levels of management within Capital One’s emerging new businesses, as well as within their corporate headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

Liza recently served on the National Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was the Chairman of their Governance Committee. She also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.

Education

Liza holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University.