Laura Stanner serves as Vice President, Marketing, leading the Marketing function for JM Search. She has a strong track record of developing and executing scalable marketing strategies for high-growth professional services organizations. As a creative strategic thinker, Laura enjoys collaborating with internal stakeholders to advance strategic marketing plans that produce meaningful results. Her areas of expertise include brand development, communications, go-to-market program design, content and thought leadership programs, strategic events, and digital marketing.
Prior to JM Search, Laura was the Director of Marketing for HBR Consulting, a privately held, high-growth legal consulting firm. During her time at HBR, Laura was responsible for establishing and building the marketing function to keep pace with the high-growth environment. Laura supported the firm to achieve more than 250% growth during her seven years at HBR, placing HBR on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2018 and 2019. Prior to HBR, Laura was the VP of Marketing for a leading global financial institution where she led and managed all marketing activities for the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Independent Broker-Dealer (IBD) sales channels.
Laura earned a B.S. in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois where she lives with her husband and three children. Outside of work, Laura likes to stay active either exercising in the early mornings, running outdoors, or chasing after her three young kids. She also enjoys cooking and exploring the Chicago restaurant scene when possible.