Laura Menezes is a consultant based in Spencer Stuart’s São Paulo office. She leads the firm’s Leadership Advisory Services efforts in Brazil, with a focus on executive assessment, leadership development, succession planning and organizational design. Laura is also a member of the Board and CEO practices. She brings more than 17 years of experience in management consulting and talent development, serving clients across sectors including financial services, consumer goods, education, mining and metals, and agribusiness. Additionally, Laura has experience leading searches for a range of C-level roles.

Extensive executive assessment and development experience

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Laura led the leadership consulting practice at another global executive search firm in São Paulo for more than five years. She conducted executive leadership assessment, development and succession planning projects for clients in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
  • Previously, Laura worked for more than 10 years at Booz & Company in two major functions: management consulting and talent management. As a consultant, her engagements focused on strategy, process redesign and organizational transformation, and conducted economic and financial assessments for M&A transactions. Laura also led talent development for Latin America, where she was responsible for recruiting, assessment and people development, including training programs, onboarding and mentorship.
  • Laura began her career in the financial services sector working in the treasury and fixed-income trading desk at Banco Francês e Brasileiro and Banco Schahin Cury.

Laura holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) and has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She is a native Portuguese speaker and also speaks fluent English.