General Recruitment

Connery Consulting’s General Recruiting team offers an array of services to meet the needs of any growing company. From sourcing to full cycle recruiting, we partner with our clients to identify, engage, schedule and close top talent in a variety of roles. Our team’s knowledge and approach are unmatched in the Talent Acquisition space. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and dynamic approach to filling difficult roles with top-tier candidates.

Managing Director

Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Manager

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.

Emmy is a Texas Native based in Austin, Texas. She joined Connery Consulting August 2017 as a Recruitment Analyst and has grown into a Recruiting Manager. She is very passionate about building strong relationships with her clients and her team’s growth trajectory. She has experience  working on technical and non-technical roles but her expertise lies within G&A where she filled over 100 positions at her client, Instacart. Her other clients include Nauto and Yeti.


Prior to Connery, Emmy worked at a small Austin based start-up where she discovered her passion for recruiting. Following that, she did full-cycle recruiting at a health insurance company.


Outside of work, Emmy enjoys spending time with her husband and son, watching series,competing in Peloton rides, and exploring Austin’s food scene.

As a Recruiting Manager, Michelle has over two decades of experience managing and building out teams and implementing new processes to growing organizations. Between her time at Merrill Lynch and Because Market, she has filled roles ranging from Executive Assistant to VP of Engineering up to CFO and has led the full cycle recruiting efforts throughout these companies.


Michelle joined Connery Consulting in 2021 and works remote on the SF Peninsula. She recently transitioned from being a manager and full time consultant at a Carbon Tech company to managing and developing a team of consultants.


Michelle is a SF Peninsula native and SF State graduate. She started her career managing and growing a team of EA’s at Merrill Lynch and has enjoyed growing teams ever since. Outside of the office, you can find Michelle trying to keep up with her three, very active, tween and teenage boys, her Australian Shepherd and enjoying peaceful, nightly walks with her husband.

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