I’m Missy Lafferty.
I am a Manager in Strategy & Analytics at Bloomberg LP. I am passionate about using analytical tools to make better decisions about business strategy, particularly workforce development, pricing and operations.
At Bloomberg, I’m part of an analytics team that uses internal company data to make recommendations to the business about employee performance, workforce development and strategy. I previously worked in the COO’s Office at Bloomberg, advising on operations strategy and assisting with annual business plans.
Previously, I spent nearly five years in corporate recruiting and talent development at Barneys New York. At Barneys, I assisted with hiring strategy for 11 new stores across the US and doubled the number of entry-level hires recruited through the college internship program. I also worked as a recruiting partner during the build-out of the e-commerce site.
I have a particular interest in finding better ways to match people and careers. I did business development and marketing for pymetrics, a company that uses neuroscience to help people find their optimal career path. During my time in recruiting, I volunteered as a career mentor through my college and through Streetwise Partners, a nonprofit program that serves low income individuals with high-impact professional development services.
In my free time, I enjoy reading outdoors (biographies and in Riverside Park, respectively), trying new restaurants in NYC and doing outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and paddleboarding.
I have a BA in Policy Management from Dickinson College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.