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Cher Murphy

Senior Managing Director

Cher Murphy has spent over 15 years building leadership teams in high growth organizations.

As a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams, Cher builds talent strategies, leads executive searches, and assesses organizational effectiveness to drive growth and innovation. Her expertise is advising organizations that are scaling or have reached an inflection point, where a talent strategy is required to thrive in uncertainty and the quickening pace of change.

Previously the Chief People Officer at Ph.Creative, a global creative agency and SaaS firm, Cher led the People & Culture organization and counseled clients on their Talent and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies.

Prior to Ph. Creative, Cher consulted for Haven, the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and a JP Morgan health care venture. Building the talent strategy and leading their executive search organization, she focused on executive level searches in technology, healthcare, data analytics, people strategy and cybersecurity.

Cher was previously the Chief Talent Officer for i4cp, a research think tank that studies the people practices of high performing organizations where she built an HR Executive Search Practice and led the Talent Acquisition Leaders Board. Earlier, Cher was a founding Partner of Allegis Partners Human Resources practice and Hanold Associates, a boutique HR and Diversity & Inclusion search firm.

Cher began her career in executive search at Heidrick & Struggles in the Asset and Wealth Management Practice and the Human Resources Practice executing searches in US, EMEA and MENA.

Cher earned her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Houston. She completed her Master of Science, Organizational Development at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, where she is now an Adjunct Professor teaching Talent Management in the Master of Science, Management and Leadership program. She is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, an Advisor for HR Transform and a member of the Board of Directors for Aid International, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support self-sustainability in rural Haitian communities.