Susie has more than 12 years of experience as an independent research and candidate development consultant for leading executive search firms and corporate clients nationwide. Her focus has been diverse search and consulting assignments for senior level executive candidates in all industries. She began her career with a law firm in Enterprise, Ala., working as a paralegal. Following that she spent three years with executive recruiters TMP/Hudson Highland Group in Tampa, Fla., where she started as a generalist and then became a specialist in financial services. Earlier, Susie spent two years with the American Embassy in Kuwait working as a commercial assistant for the Department of Commerce. Her responsibilities included helping Kuwaiti business owners develop their businesses. A native of Clarkesville, Tenn., Susie received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and her associate’s degree in paralegal/science from the University of Hawaii.