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John C. Lamar

John C. Lamar

Managing Director

John Lamar is one of two principals of The Alexander Group and serves as head of the firm's Professional Services Practice. As a leading recruiter for consulting and Am Law 100 firms, he is internationally recognized for his proficiency with C-suite fit: recruiting management executives with the skills and cultural alignment to successfully lead various administrative, operational and strategic roles. His functional expertise encompasses finance, operations, information technology and security, practice management, knowledge management, business development and marketing, talent management, recruiting, and diversity & inclusion.

Based in San Francisco, Mr. Lamar divides his time primarily between major markets on both U.S. coasts, plus London, balancing the needs of each executive search with personal attention to the development and maintenance of his long-term client partnerships. Mr. Lamar's diverse experience extends beyond his professional services practice; he has recruited leaders for clients in both the public and private sectors, ranging from emerging growth businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Prior to joining The Alexander Group in 1993, Mr. Lamar served as a senior consultant with the Financial Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Houston, and he was an investment banker with the New York office of a Hong Kong-based merchant banking firm.

Executive search satisfies my intellectual curiosity. I find it rewarding to delve into and analyze what makes certain organizations successful, and then contribute to that success by identifying and attracting just the right leader.
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts
Industry Experience
Legal and Professional Services
Financial Services
What’s the highest compliment a client can give you?

In an industry where you are only as good as your last search, receiving repeat business is a clear indicator that we are meeting, and hopefully exceeding, our clients’ expectations.

What do you think differentiates The Alexander Group from other executive search firms?

Several things: our commitment to exceptional client service; a consultative, creative approach to the search process; world-class research and knowledge management that allow us to map talent across industries and geographies; and our pragmatic approach to fees, which enables us to focus on identifying the best candidates—not just the most expensive ones.

What do you love about your work?

I enjoy forging long-term relationships with our clients. And I love my colleagues at The Alexander Group. They are dedicated, caring and committed to surpassing client expectations.