laura v. woodside


Laura joined JWC Partners with 10 years of strategy, recruiting and professional development experience in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.

Laura began her career at McKinsey & Company where, as a consultant, she worked with clients on a wide variety of functional areas including strategy, marketing, pricing, and people operations.  She worked with senior management teams in a broad range of industries: engineering and construction, mobile telecommunications, healthcare, banking and auto insurance.

With a deep interest in professional development and staffing, Laura focused on managing people operations starting in 2001. She worked for McKinsey & Company in their Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Seoul, New York, and London offices, leading people initiatives ranging from diversity recruiting to executive compensation. One of Laura's professional strengths lies in understanding specialized expertise and finding the right leader for important roles.

Laura received a JD from Stanford University, an MA in Fine Arts from Washington University in St Louis, and a BA from Yale University.

Laura and her husband, Dennis, live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children, who entertain their parents with soccer games and science projects. She possesses several years of leadership roles in community volunteer efforts in Silicon Valley.


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