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Welcome Laura Lloyd – Principal

For nearly 40 years, Handler & Associates has worked with numerous client companies, in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, to find executive talent and have consistently proven our value as effective search partners.  Finding great leaders can make a transformational change in your corporate cultures.  We are so grateful to our clients and good friends who continue to support us in 2015.  As our practice grows to better serve our clients, we are excited to introduce you to one of our new Handler leaders, Laura Lloyd.  A fourth generation Atlantan, she brings a wealth of business expertise and purpose-driven philosophy to the firm.  Read more about Laura below.

As you seek executive talent for your company this year, we want you to know that Handler & Associates is well positioned to partner with you and we look forward to helping you find your next great leaders!
Eric Handler
Managing Partner

Laura Lloyd – Principal

Laura Lloyd is responsible for client engagements including search strategy development, candidate identification and qualification, interviews and negotiations. Laura leverages her career experience in both the private and non-profit sectors to serve her clients by finding great leaders for great companies.

Laura has senior management expertise focused on talent leadership, funding, finance, and growth strategies.  Prior to joining Handler & Associates, Laura Lloyd spent over a decade as a co-founder of a K-12 college preparatory, independent school.  As Chief Advancement Officer, she led the non-profit giving plan raising over $55 million for major capital and educational programs.  She designed organizational plans and recruited key staff needed to address the rapid growth.  Previously, she enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a partner in a management consultancy serving the financial services industry throughout the North, Central and South Americas.  She was a highly respected speaker on business trends for television and live events.  She led strategic planning engagements to assist companies with the acceleration of profitability and growth opportunities for executive level leadership.  She began her career with Bank of America, formerly Bank South, completing the Executive Management Training Program and advancing to Vice President of National Corporate Accounts.  Laura Lloyd received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) majoring in both Finance and Accounting from The University of Georgia.  She has served on several educational Board of Trustees and is a current trustee for the Maddox Family Foundation.  She has been a strong community advocate focused on youth education and wellness.

“For nearly four decades, Handler & Associates has partnered with clients to deliver high-quality, challenge-ready executive leaders.”