A former senior market head for a global professional services firm in its Los Angeles office, Laura joined HCap in 2012. Laura’s expert ability to uncover an organization’s needs, combined with experience in identifying top-level executives that deliver results is a powerful combination that helps ensure client success.
After working nationally in commercial real estate and finance, Laura was retained by Chicago-based Ferguson Partners/FPL Advisory to open its retained search division on the West Coast and to recruit senior-level executives to commercial real estate firms, investment banks and privately-held companies. At Ferguson, Laura developed specialties in hiring for closely-held businesses, family wealth managers, and in expatriating executives to overseas assignments.
Moving to Kansas City in 2002 with her husband, Hatch, Laura was inspired by her late father-in-law, Harry C. McCray, Jr., and his steadfast commitment to Kansas City and the charities he loved. Following in those footsteps with personal support for Children’s Mercy and the Nelson, Laura made her own mark on Kansas City philanthropy as a co-founder of the Friends Board for Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Laura volunteers with Genesis School, her children’s PTAs, and is a key supporter of Hatch’s efforts as the board chairman of BeHeadstrong.org, an organization that provides critical support to patients with brain tumors and their families.