As President of White Lake Partners, Amy advises both the internal recruiting team as well as clients on how to best leverage talent to achieve business objectives. Under Amy’s leadership, the company is dedicated to delivering their clients a full range of executive talent and leadership development solutions.
Through her years in the executive search industry and working with some of the industry’s most highly regarded corporations, Amy has refined her assessment capabilities and strategic business sense to the advantage of her clients.
Amy has earned a reputation for executing top quality executive searches across all sectors of the manufacturing, industrial and healthcare markets. She has managed engagements at the C-level, as well as for Divisional Presidents and functional heads of Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Logistics, Finance, Human Resources, and IT.
With over a decade of domain experience, Amy has a comprehensive understanding of the business strategies and internal operations for manufacturing and industrial organizations. Her clients have come to rely on this unique perspective and consultative style when assessing talent for their companies. Further, her strong execution abilities are validated by repeat business with long-term clients.
Amy was recruited to White Lake Partners by John Olson, the founder of the firm, in 2010 and was selected by John as the new President of the firm in December 2011. Prior to joining White Lake Partners, Amy served as a Managing Director based in the Chicago headquarters of Cook Associates, Inc. She managed engagements in both the Manufacturing and Retail segments as well as developed a unique Healthcare specialization.
Her early career included an international stint in Asia and Europe training foreign-speaking human resources executives at multinational corporations in the art of interviewing, presentation skills and effectively connecting with their audiences.
Amy received a BS, Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. As a NCAA Division III basketball player, she led the Washington University women’s basketball team to its first national title and became the all-time leading scorer in school history. In 2006, she was inducted into the Washington University Sports Hall of Fame.