Elizabeth Gaffney has joined global C-suite recruiting firm Ferguson Partners as managing director, global human resources practice leader and head of the New York office. A major focus of her work will be to place place chief human resource officers on company boards across the globe within the real estate, hospitality and leisure, infrastructure, engineering and construction, and innovation and technology industries. She will also oversee all operations of the firm’s New York office.
“With her diversified experience across the HR, search, executive coaching and consulting industries, Elizabeth brings a broad and modern perspective to firms in need of top HR talent, as well as strategies for attracting, retaining and developing that talent,” said William J. Ferguson, chairman and CEO. “We look forward to her delivering on the increasing need for companies across all sectors to recruit and hire CHROs for executive board positions that drive innovative organizational culture.”
Prior to Ferguson Partners, Gaffney served as a managing director and global head of human resources for Jefferies LLC, where she led the global human resource strategy and activities for Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Before Jefferies, she was a director and regional head of human resources for Credit Suisse in both New York and London. Additionally, she spent several years as an executive coach and built a boutique search business focusing on Human Resources and Finance. She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, both from Fordham University.