I’m Missy Lafferty.
I am passionate about using data to make better decisions about business strategy, particularly focused on talent and operations.
I’m focused on finding inventive approaches for companies to grow their workforce through technology and analytics.
As the Global Head of Recruiting Operations at Bloomberg LP, I managed a global team that oversaw the recruiting experience for over 300,000 applicants annually. I also was part of a new analytics team at Bloomberg that used internal company data to make recommendations to the business about employee performance, workforce development and strategy. I joined Bloomberg as an associate in the COO’s Office, advising on operations strategy and assisting with annual business planning.
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 United States and doubled the number of entry-level hires recruited through our college internship program. I also worked as a recruiting partner during the initial development of the e-commerce business.
I have a particular interest in finding better ways to match people and careers. I worked in 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 2015 I co-founded Ask For It, a firm focused on training negotiation skills to individuals, teams and organizations.
In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and writing music, walking everywhere 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.