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As Vice President of Business Development, Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe is responsible for developing growth strategies and creating long term value for clients. Elizabeth is a commercially savvy leader with extensive  experience in strategy, change leadership, P&L, and operational excellence.

Prior to White Lake Partners, Elizabeth held several different positions at Dover Corporation and Starbucks including VP/General Manager, Director of Sales, and Director of Human Resources. Elizabeth’s diverse background allows her to understand an organization’s needs and assess talent through the lens of different functions and industries.

Elizabeth has extensive experience as an HR Executive recruiting, assessing talent, and understanding the competency gaps within organizations. Elizabeth’s practical experience running various businesses enables her to evaluate candidates more profoundly. Elizabeth brings an extensive network to White Lake Partners and access to high potential talent.


Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Portland State University. She currently resides with her husband in Chicago, Illinois.

Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe

Vice President