Laura Stanner serves as Vice President, Marketing, leading the Marketing function for JM Search. Laura has nearly 15 years of experience in marketing for professional services organizations. Her focus areas include marketing strategy, brand management, internal and external communications, content and thought leadership programs, and digital marketing strategy. She joined JM Search in 2021 to develop and execute a scalable marketing strategy to support the firm’s rapid growth.
Prior to joining JM Search, Laura was the Director of Marketing for HBR Consulting, a privately held, high-growth legal consulting firm. During her time at HBR, Laura was responsible for establishing and building the marketing function to keep pace with the high-growth environment. Laura supported the firm to achieve more than 250% growth during her seven years at HBR, placing HBR on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2018 and 2019. Prior to HBR, Laura was the VP of Marketing for a leading global financial institution where she led and managed all marketing activities for the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Independent Broker-Dealer (IBD) sales channels.
Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Laura currently resides in Evanston, Illinois where she lives with her husband and two children. Outside of work, Laura likes to stay active either exercising in the early mornings, running outdoors, or chasing after her young and very active twin children. She also enjoys cooking and exploring the Chicago restaurant scene when possible.