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

There’s no doubt that HR strategy and well-planned operations are essential to the health, growth, and prosperity of corporations. Even as HR increasingly adopts data-driven, tech-centric approaches, the people aspect of the field has never been more crucial. Professionals who can synthesize the two are at its leading edge.

I’ve built my career on integrity and trust, values 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. 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 express gratitude for my pragmatic approach and honest yet nurturing counsel. I thrive on advising them throughout their careers while supporting them as together we assess and leverage the key skillsets that differentiate them in a crowded market, linking them to the employers best suited to their sustained growth and increasing success. 

I sit on Frazer Jones’ Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and I am passionate about legislative activism and community outreach, as well as fundraising for causes I believe in, particularly those related to equity and children. In my home life, I love to nerd out about political strategy, chat about poetry and literature, as well as travel, cook, and, most of all, style food. I write about and post my creations on social media (just for fun!) with a focus on attractively presented yet super achievable dishes for those busy HR weeknights.



Lou Gretta

Lou Gretta

Chief Human Resources Officer

I met Samantha nearly ten years ago when I was looking to make my first career move to another employer. She took the time to get to know me, and while I ended up finding something outside of her support, we stayed in touch regularly over the years. Samantha would reach out to me from time to time just to check in on how things were going. Regardless of whether she had an opportunity in that moment, she stayed on top of my development and overall career satisfaction. And when an opportunity came up that she felt perfectly intersected with my trajectory, she reached out with "an opportunity she just couldn't resist talking to me about." It turned out she was right; the opportunity was a great next step for me in that moment. She worked closely with me to ensure my needs were met throughout the recruitment process, and that as I learned more, it continued to be the right next step for me. Ultimately, I took the offer and have been very happy with the move. I appreciate so much about Samantha's recruiting style: how close she stayed to the process, how hard she worked to ensure my needs were met, and her effort to always be honest with me, even when it wasn't in her best interest. Samantha is a master of the long game and a great partner. I would recommend her highly to those in her wheelhouse who are looking to make a career move, as well as organizations who are looking to identify strong senior talent in HR.