Executive Search

Our Executive Search practice offers creative, tailored solutions to our clients’ unique business needs. Our client services include customized executive search, interim Head of Talent solutions, and executive coaching.


Our retained, exclusive executive search offering is a white-glove recruiting solution for clients’ leadership talent needs. We partner with executives to identify, engage, assess, and close top talent for roles at the Director, VP, C Suite, and board levels. Our client verticals include early & growth-stage startups, venture capital, private equity, family offices, and board of directors.


We cultivate long standing client and candidate relationships with our commitment to transparency, connecting the best talent to the right opportunity. Our robust network of executives spans Product, Engineering, Sales, and People leaders. We are a trusted, candidate-first search firm and are very selective in potential searches and client partnerships.


Our demonstrated success across multiple client verticals is often found in hiring the first executive in the role - we assist founding teams on timing of hiring the first CXO. Once hired, we support onboarding efforts for a seamless transition for both the client and candidate. Our leadership team remains involved with clients and new hires to support long term talent development and business growth.

Managing Director

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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