Liz Schaefer

Liz Schaefer

Managing Consultant


Liz Schaefer serves as a Managing Consultant and member of the Industrial Practice for Korn Ferry Professional Search. In this role, Liz covers a range of leadership positions including Finance& Accounting, Marketing/Digital Marketing/Data Analytics, General Management, etc. and brings extensive experience within diversified manufacturing, industrial services, energy & renewables and distribution.

Liz joined Korn Ferry from Cook Associates a boutique retained executive search firm where she primarily focused on the Industrial sector. She was focused on recruiting senior leadership for industrial manufacturing and software organizations and for portfolio companies of Private Equity firms, family run and non-profit organizations.

Liz applies proven techniques throughout the executive search process to drive results at every stage, including research, search strategy, candidate identification and development, search execution and placement. Not only is Liz an experienced Director with years of assessing executive talent, but she is also adept at determining culture fit.

Liz started her executive search career with Heidrick & Struggles, supporting the Chief Human Resources Officer Practice. Before working in executive search, Liz began her career in sales & marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Liz received her B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., where she was a member of the Division I Swim Team. Outside of work and family, Liz competes in triathlons on a national basis.