Lauren Callaghan is a senior leader in the firm’s Financial Services, Private Equity, Asset Management and Real Estate practices. Lauren has partnered with a variety of client organizations globally, including institutional asset managers, private equity firms, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, wealth management firms, family offices, fintech and real estate companies. Lauren leads our efforts related to impact investing. She is actively engaged in chief executive officer and board advisory assignments, particularly CEO succession.

Deep expertise in financial services and executive search

  • During her time at Spencer Stuart, Lauren has placed over 500 senior executives at leading companies. She specializes in recruiting senior leaders across alternative asset management, spanning multiple disciplines including investing, capital raising, and firm leadership.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Lauren was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, focused on the real estate sector. Earlier in her career at Goldman Sachs, Lauren also worked in private wealth management, providing asset allocation and investment advice to high net worth individuals.
  • Lauren previously served on the project development team for a venture-backed renewable energy startup, founded by Goldman Sachs alumni, and served as director of development for a nonprofit based in Aspen, Colorado. Lauren is also an active member of 100 Women in Finance, a global network of professionals in the alternative investment industry.
  • Lauren is a Council Member of the Transformative Business Initiatives Council at the Urban Land Institute and serves as a Board Ambassador to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

Lauren graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her B.A. in economics and minored in art history and political science. She holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and United States.

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