Shirley Lamm began her career as a research assistant for the international search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, in New York. She quickly progressed to research associate and later became director of research in the New York office of Norman Broadbent International, a UK-based financial services executive search firm.
After earning her MBA in human resources management from Fordham University, she relocated to Charlotte to join NationsBank (now Bank of America) as a staffing manager. She eventually became a vice president and personnel manager for the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group. During her tenure with Bank of America, she was also involved with recruiting and interviewing referrals for the bank’s executive policy committee. Prior to joining Coleman Lew, she worked for a Charlotte-based executive search firm.
Shirley earned a BA in French from Dickinson College. She and her husband have three children, and she actively serves on the board of directors for Theatre Charlotte and as a PTA Drama Boosters member at Providence High School.
Growing up in Princeton, NJ allowed Shirley easy access to Broadway. She’s been a musical theater fan her whole life. She performed from middle school through college, and her children inherited her love of song and dance – and performance. Shirley’s XM radio is tuned to the Broadway channel, and her teammates occasionally hear her singing show tunes in her office. Consequently, the whole office knows all the words to “Les Miserables.”