Dee Clarke is a Talent Acquisition Executive and Leadership Coach with over 15 years’ experience leading international teams. Dee lives in the Bay Area and her expertise is focused on the technology sector (big tech, start-ups and scale-ups). During her time at Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dee partnered with senior business and HR leaders to drive and execute global talent attraction, recruitment and development strategies. Dee has lived and worked in the Caribbean, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany and North America.
Dee started her career as an MBA career coach at Manchester Business School in the UK working with high potential individuals to fulfill their career goals, and later worked as Director of the MBA Careers Services team at ESADE Business School in Barcelona where she led the leadership coaching curriculum and partnered with top tier employers for the full-time and executive program. Dee combines extensive recruitment experience and an ability to see things through the eyes of an employer to help clients think big, create impact and achieve their goals.
Dee is experienced in tactical career change techniques (resume and cover letter writing, LinkedIn, interviewing, networking, promotions, salary negotiation) as well as supporting clients through moving out of neutral into high gear on areas such as career progression/transition, influencing stakeholders, turning around team performance, and making positive change happen. Dee is highly skilled at competency/behavioral interviewing, having interviewed over 250 candidates for tech and non-tech roles at Amazon. Passionate about helping clients reach their potential through empathy, authenticity and unlocking personal and professional drivers, Dee creates an environment of trust, respect and honesty to drive long-term change and a fresh perspective on current thinking.
Dee has been interviewed about her recruitment expertise by Financial Times, Universum, GMAC, Ambitionnet, QS GlobalWorkplace, Times Higher Education, onrec, Business Because and HRD Connect. Dee has a BA (hons) in International Business and German which kickstarted her passion for travel; having spent 18 months of her degree studying and working in Germany, she has since visited 60 countries. Dee’s current clients include TRIUM (LSE, NYU, HEC), Springboard.com (Data Analytics Career Coach), ESADE Business School, Neeley Business School and the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). Outside of her coaching, Dee is an Advisory Board Member at Imperial College and is a coach to females studying STEM subjects in the UK (Stemettes.org). Dee has been an active mentor to refugee families integrating into the US and is a movie nerd, a yoga and Pilates enthusiast and gets her Zen from being in nature as much as possible.