Darcie Murray is a Partner, COO and the Head of North America at Pedersen & Partners. Ms. Murray joined the firm in 2006, in Prague, as a Regional Client Relationship Manager and advanced to Operations Director by 2009, coordinating strategy development, holistic performance improvement programs, and organisational effectiveness efforts across the firm. She has been intrinsically involved in the development, and establishment of, the shared services operations that support Pedersen & Partners across the globe, initially set-up within Central Europe, and then centralised in the Republic of Moldova. Apart from her operational responsibilities, Ms. Murray has provided leadership advisory in addition to Executive Search services to clients in the Life Sciences, Industrial and Professional Advisory sectors globally. She was appointed Chief Operations Officer for Pedersen & Partners in 2011 and shortly thereafter became a Partner. After more than a decade based in the Czech Republic, Ms. Murray returned to Houston in 2015 to open the first U.S. office and build upon the firm’s existing market presence across North America. Prior to entering Executive Search, Ms. Murray worked within the professional advisory services industry for 8 years in Houston, Texas in the functional areas of administration, university recruiting, marketing, event coordination, employee relations, training and project management.
Ms. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Houston, Texas and a Graduate Certificate in Finance & Accounting from Rice University.