Laurie Thompson is a seasoned executive recruiter and the founder of Willow Hill Advisors, a retained executive search and career advisory firm. Prior to founding Willow Hill in 2019, Laurie spent 16 years with Heidrick and Struggles where she served the institutional asset management community as a thought leader and specialist in business development and investor relations. She has successful placed BDIR professionals from the Partner, Head of Global Distribution level through Associate, with a concentration on experienced hires. Clients include traditional asset managers, multi-product firms, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private credit and private equity managers.
Previously, Laurie spent several years working for boutique financial services recruiting firms as well as a year doing fundraising and development with Big Brothers Big Sisters. With an academic background in Wellness Management, Laurie brings a unique approach to talent acquisition and retention. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and perspective on industry trends and personal and professional development.
Laurie lives in Westchester County with her family. In her free time she enjoys writing and getting outdoors skiing, hiking and camping with her husband and two sons.