Clarissa joined Connery Consulting in 2016 as the first hire in Austin, TX. Throughout her tenure, she built the talent research and sourcing team, led transformative operational projects, and partnered with dozens of clients as their trusted recruiting leader. She has managed key recruitment accounts and led full-cycle recruiting efforts for startup clients, venture capital, and private equity firms.

As Managing Director, Clarissa oversees Connery’s global talent function and internal operations. She played a foundational role in scaling the recruitment function to include sourcing, full-cycle recruiting, interim talent leadership, and executive search capabilities. She leads a team of 30+ recruitment consultants across the US and continues to partner directly with clients around the world.

Clarissa is a Seattle native and University of Washington graduate. She began her career with the HR benefits team at Microsoft. Outside of the office, Clarissa loves to cook, enjoy the Austin food scene, and spend time with her husband and their dog Tango.

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