Louis Montgomery Jr.
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Louis Montgomery Jr.

Practice Leader, Human Resources & Diversity Officers Practice

Louis Montgomery Jr. leads the firm’s Human Resources and Diversity Officers, Professional Search Practice.

Louis Montgomery Jr. he helps organization add diversity to their C-Suites. To date 75% of his placements are women and 50% are people of color. 

He has successfully placed leaders in a variety of sectors including; government contracting, industrial, consumer centric, trade associations, healthcare, and in higher education. He leads a team of eight individuals who conduct searches across all sectors from HR Manager to HR VP level. 

Mr. Montgomery specializes in the placement of Human Resources leaders, their teams and diversity officers. Before moving into search he held a number of senior human resources roles including SVP, Human Resources – Serco North America, Head of Talent Acquisition – AES and Chief Diversity Officer, Kraft Foods. 

He is the author of A Years Worth of Inspiration, and several thought leadership articles including HR Goes to School, Starbucks Battle Against Bias and Golden Talent and “Next Generation Diversity Officers” a research study on the leadership competencies of Diversity Officers. He was recently quoted in the Path to Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in Training Industry. 

Mr. Montgomery graduated from Cornell University where he majored in Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). Also while at Cornell he was a Varsity letter winner in Football and Track. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also a member of the Christian Brothers College High School Hall of Fame and of the Cornell ILR Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is the Chairman of the Senior Human Resources Executive Forum, a senior HR group based in the Washington DC region. He is an avid golfer and he coaches youth baseball.