Executive Senior Partner
Maureen is committed to solving her client’s most pressing hiring needs. She takes a consultative approach within her portfolio, assisting clients with scaling teams, providing market insight on talent, retaining top talent, and ensuring her hiring managers make sound business decisions for the company.
Maureen Reese specializes in finance, strategy and executive director leadership searches for private equity or venture capital-backed hyper-growth companies. Maureen's industry expertise lies within media, SaaS, fintech, digital health care, entertainment, aerospace & defense, construction, non-profits, and professional services firms.
Maureen began her career as a corporate spokesperson for global corporations and was an Emmy- nominated Screen Actors Guild actor in New York, appearing in national commercials and TV shows. She was an on-camera trainer for the FBI, IRS, and the CIA. Maureen worked as a career coach with individuals and organizations in higher education and executives on Wall Street and the White House. In December 2018, Maureen joined Lucas Group as an Executive Search Consultant and was promoted three times within two years to her current role as Executive Senior Partner at Korn Ferry.
Maureen continues to refine her business skills at Harvard Business School’s Executive Training Program and holds a B.A. in Communications from North Carolina State University. She graduated from the Stanford Meisner Acting Program, the Actor's Studio at Lee Strasberg Theater Conservatory, and the Protocol School of Washington. She holds a certification in Corporate Etiquette and International Cultural Protocol and currently serves on the alumni board of the Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.