Handler Appoints Laura Lloyd As 4th Managing Partner In Its 47-Year History

January 22, 2024 – Atlanta, GA  

Handler, the longest-standing retained search firm in Atlanta is proud to announce the promotion of Laura Lloyd to become its fourth managing partner over its nearly 5-decade history. In her role, she will lead the strategic growth of the firm while continuing to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction and search excellence. Before joining Handler, she held leadership positions in the non-profit industry and 15 years in management consulting.  She began her career in the Atlanta banking community. Laura Lloyd is a proud 3rd generation Atlantan and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

“Atlanta is my forever home and I am fortunate to work at Handler where our goal is to impact 5,000 lives by 2025 by becoming and delivering leaders worth following. Impacting the Atlanta business community and working with such inspiring Handler colleagues, clients, and candidates is an honor,” Ms. Lloyd commented.

Eric Handler, CEO of Handler will continue to lead the firm’s product development and innovation initiatives as well as grow its leadership development program. He added, “I am thrilled to pass the firm’s leadership to Laura whose passion for excellence and our stakeholders is undeniable. I am certain the best is yet to come in her capable hands at Handler.”

About Handler: Trusted with more than 4,000 searches since 1977, Handler is the longest-standing search firm in Atlanta delivering leaders worth following through its retained executive search and private label recruitment services. Handler’s sustained success is driven by its purpose: To positively impact 5,000 lives by 2025!