Christie Casey Shaffer is a Senior Principal with the Philadelphia and Boston offices of Howard Fischer Associates and has over 20 years of proven experience in retained executive search, consulting and global corporate executive recruitment for Fortune Global 500 companies, early-stage startups, private equity and venture backed companies.

Prior to joining HFA, Christie was a Global Executive Talent Leader and Senior Executive Recruiter at Cognizant, where she helped to build their global in-house executive search team and recruit diverse, world-class executives for Cognizant’s C-Suite and Executive Leadership across all lines of business, global markets, and functional areas.  She was hand selected to build and scale nascent bleeding edge businesses from the ground up, including Cognizant’s Digital Business & Technology practice (AI, Analytics, Customer Experience, Data, Digital Engineering, IOT, Interactive), and Management Consulting practice, which account for more than 50% of the firm’s revenue today.

Previously at Korn Ferry International, Christie was a member in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology & Professional Services Practice, Financial Officer’s Practice, and Information Technology Center of Expertise, where she led C Suite, Board of Directors and Senior Executive retained search engagements across industry sectors and functional areas, with a focus on Technology, Software and Professional Services firms.  She began her career with a New England based boutique executive search firm executing projects for Fortune 1000 and early-stage venture backed .com startups in Technology, Consumer Products, Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services.

Christie earned her B.S in Business Administration, with dual concentration in Marketing & Human Resource Management, from the University of Vermont and is Certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.  In her spare time, Christie is an accomplished musician, avid skier, golfer, yogi, oenophile & foodie, who loves to travel, golf and enjoys spending her downtime with family/friends.