Based in New York, Shannon is a Director leading the Global CMO Practice across the consumer, retail, financial and technology sectors.
Shannon places chief marketing officers across organizations of all sizes whether public, private, equity owned or vc backed. She specializes in building value for clients through recruiting innovative brand marketers, digital transformers and media and communications trailblazers by leveraging her expertise in resilient team building, the global consumer marketplace, diversity & inclusion and strategic pipeline and succession planning.
Prior to Leathwaite, she served as a Partner in a premier global boutique executive search firm for the world’s most beloved consumer brands which was named “Inc. 5000 fastest growing company in the US” three years running 2018-2020.
Before beginning her talent advisory consulting career, Shannon spent fifteen years as a classically trained brand marketing leader at organizations including Unilever, P&G, Combe Inc and Sun Products (now Henkel).
A native of Pennsylvania, Shannon earned her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before obtaining her MBA in Marketing from the University of Rochester.
Shannon lives in Darien, Connecticut where she also runs an active household of four children with her husband Jon. A recognized trailblazer in all she does, Shannon also serves a myriad of community, school and alumni organizations with a passion for innovation in education.