Laura Poisson

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Laura Poisson

President of ClearRock

As President and owner of ClearRock, Laura guides the strategic direction, evolution, and growth of
ClearRock’s talent consultancy. Her vision is to expand ClearRock’s reach and impact to help more
people and organizations do their best work and achieve their potential. Laura continues to
strengthen ClearRock’s unparalleled reputation by remaining focused on delivering services in
alignment with the company’s values and through building authentic relationships. As a leader, Laura
is deeply committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity, collaboration, transparency, and trust;
she values the differences and the strengths each person is born with and those they acquire
throughout their lives. She is passionate about helping people to see the best in themselves to
maximize success in their career.

With over 20 years of experience in talent management and talent acquisition, Laura is a trusted
advisor to leaders across many industries as they navigate sensitive and complex business
challenges. She is a sounding board and thoughtful listener who understands the needs of her
clients, thereby employing an integrated approach that respects both the individual and the
organization, Whether the goal is to improve hiring outcomes, manage staff reductions, build
leadership capabilities, or handle employee separations with care, Laura is a true partner in creating
positive outcomes and optimizing talent.

Prior to taking the helm at ClearRock, Laura was the Senior Vice President of Client Services and
Business Development. Before ClearRock, Laura was at Liberty Mutual where she designed,
implemented, and led the talent acquisition function for the company’s 3,000-person IT division. She
also held positions in a number of search firms in metro Washington DC, where her responsibilities
included business development, sourcing, recruiting and placing top talent.

Laura graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maine, is certified in
the Predictive Index and the MBTI and is a certified Talent Optimization Consultant. She serves on
the executive committee of the Global Outplacement Alliance and the program committee of HRLF.
Laura is a member of NEHRA, and a frequent public speaker and media contributor to the BBJ,, and CollegeRecruiter on leadership and career management topics.

Laura is a wife and mother to teenage twins and a former Up with People performer with a passion
for international travel and music.