Elizabeth GaffneyManaging Director, Global Human Resources Practice Leader
122 E. 42nd Street | Suite 4100
New York, NY 10168
+1 (646) 779 6005
Elizabeth has more than 20 years of HR, recruiting, executive coaching and career management consulting experience. She leads the firm’s recruitment of Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs), their direct reports and other critical HR leadership functions, including diversity and inclusion, talent management, talent acquisition and compensation. In addition to her leadership search work, she partners with the firm’s Leadership, Management and Compensation Consulting Practices to offer companies a full range of human capital service offerings. A major focus of her work is to identify and place CHROs on company Boards across the globe and emphasize the importance of skilled human resources executives on inclusive leadership teams within the real estate; hospitality and leisure; infrastructure; engineering and construction; and innovation and technology industries. She also oversees all operations of the firm’s New York office.
Prior to Ferguson Partners, Elizabeth served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Human Resources for Jefferies LLC, where she led the global human resource strategy and activities for Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Before Jefferies, she worked as a Director and Regional Head of Human Resources for Credit Suisse in both New York and London. Additionally, Elizabeth spent several years as an Executive Coach and built a boutique search business focusing on Human Resources and Finance.
Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from Fordham University. In her free time, she sits on the Board of The HOPE Program, an organization that empowers New Yorkers to build sustainable futures by providing comprehensive job training, advancement programs and career support.