Samantha Howie

Associate Director, North America

I’ve been with our firm since 2010 in our New York office where I serve as an Associate Director delivering top-tier Human Resources talent up to the senior level to corporations of all types, with a concentration on financial, legal/professional services, and fin/tech firms. My diverse clients range from noted name brands to fast-moving startups in search of HR leaders and operators to build out their teams.

In a landscape where underdogs become industry leaders seemingly overnight, HR strategy and well planned operations have never been more integral in the health and prosperity of corporations. Even as HR increasingly adopts cutting edge technologies and a more data-driven approach, the people aspect of the field remains crucial. Professionals who can synthesize the two are its leading edge.

I’ve built my career on the values of integrity and trust which have naturally yielded very long term professional relationships; my candid and consultative approach encourages a dialogue where challenges and opportunities are uncovered. High emotional intelligence and an uncanny sense for the intangibles are my greatest assets. These coupled with my two decades of in-depth HR market knowledge provide the agile, industry-wide vantage point from which I launch customized search strategies for each client. By serving as a seamless extension of your brand, I can quickly deliver the best talent to you.

My candidates find me equally effective and appreciate my pragmatic advice and honest yet nurturing counsel. I thrive on advising them throughout their careers while helping to assess and effectively leverage their key skillsets towards greater success.

In my personal life, I love to nerd out about literary classics, travel, cook, and style food. I blog about my recipes (just for fun, no book deals yet!), focusing on elegant yet achievable dishes for those busy HR weeknights. I’m also passionate about politics and social justice, staying active in my community through fundraising and volunteerism with children’s non-profits.