Joanne Pauley

Senior Client Partner

"Make each day your masterpiece."

In 2021, Joanne joined the Morgan Samuels team in Los Angeles as a Senior Client Partner to build out our Private Equity and Financial Practice. She brings more than 20 years of experience in delivering results-oriented solutions for executive search and talent management. Morgan Samuels handles a large quantity of sponsor related work, and she is focusing that lens on the buy-side firms. This is a terrific partnership focusing on senior investment professionals and C-Suite buy-side executives as well as leveraging the MSC platform expertise for portfolio company senior searches and board searches.

After beginning her career in investment banking at J.C. Bradford & Company, Joanne entered the world of executive search – first at Korn Ferry International, later for Evercore Partners and then at The Oxbridge Group where she helped open their West Coast office in 2002 as a Managing Director. Joanne led a premier private capital and financial practice at Oxbridge partnering with her clients to conduct all levels of investment professional search for private equity, hedge fund and alternative investment management firms. In addition to investment professional search, Joanne identified a great need for senior and C-Suite executive search for buy-side firms and family office clients. These senior searches include roles in Marketing, Investor Relations, Finance, Operations, Strategy, and other essential corporate functions.

Joanne holds a BA degree in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Her passion for helping people extends to her personal life, where she enjoys giving back to the community. Joanne is a Founding Member of the Inner Shell (a subgroup of The Painted Turtle), a 1919 Member of The Wooden Athletic Foundation, and a Founder of The CoachArt Contemporaries. When not cheering for her children’s sports teams or for UCLA, Joanne enjoys multiple sports, reading, hiking and entertaining.

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