I’m Missy Lafferty.
I am the Global Head of Recruiting Operations at Bloomberg LP. I am passionate about using analytical tools to make better decisions about business strategy, particularly workforce development, pricing and operations.
I’ve built a career focused on smarter solutions for companies to grow their workforce through technology and analytics. In my last role at Bloomberg, I was part of an analytics team that used 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 playing the guitar and writing music, 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.