Willow Hill was founded by Laurie Thompson in 2019. A seasoned executive recruiter, Laurie most recently spent 16 years with Heidrick and Struggles where she served the institutional investment management community as a thought leader and specialist in business development and investor relations.
Previously, Laurie spent several years working for boutique financial services recruiting firms, and 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 as well as personal and professional development.
Laurie lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut. In her free time she enjoys writing and getting outdoors, skiing, hiking, and camping with her husband and two sons. In 2017 she founded L.U.N.A (Lead, Uplift, Nurture, Aspire) a professional network of women dedicated to integrating their professional careers and motherhood.