Senior Managing Director
Leigh Chaban is a Senior Managing Director specializing in C-suite and senior-level retained search engagements across a range of industries and functional areas. Her clients include private equity firms, family owned businesses, Fortune 500 entities, and many emerging to middle market growth companies in technology, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, entertainment, real estate and professional services.
Leigh’s expertise includes search and placement for executive management, financial and accounting management, operations, sales and marketing, and human resources. Throughout her career, Leigh has been a trusted partner and advisor to her clients. Whether working with well-funded start-ups or Fortune 500 companies, Leigh prides herself on providing her clients with a relationship-driven, consultative search process. She consults with CEOs, Chief Human Resources officers, investors and other business leaders to address a broad array of talent management, leadership, M&A, recruitment, compensation and succession issues.
With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, Leigh conducts searches both domestically and internationally.
Leigh has over 20 years of business and consulting experience. She is a human capital and talent acquisition expert with a global reputation for discretion, effectiveness and excellence in executive search and assessment. She takes a customized approach to each and every search to help her clients build superior leadership teams who in turn create sustainable competitive advantages.
Prior to joining Robert Half Executive Search, Leigh spent over a decade as a senior member of the Robert Half Financial Search and Placement Division. She has been very influential in helping clients recruit Chief Financial Officers and financial leadership roles across a variety of industries.
Leigh is repeatedly recognized by peers, clients and candidates alike as an "outstanding search consultant" who pays attention to "all of the details." She has earned an excellent reputation as a results-oriented, search and placement professional and prides herself in gaining an in-depth understanding of both her client’s and candidate’s needs in order to engineer successful, high quality matches. During Leigh’s career at Robert Half, she has been recognized on numerous occasions as a high echelon performer and has consistently been ranked in the top tier of her peers around the world.
Personal and Professional Activities
Throughout her career, Leigh has been involved with numerous charities and organizations. She has donated her time as a volunteer to several children’s charities, and has been active in her community teaching and mentoring disadvantaged children. As an animal lover, Leigh is a member of PAWS and the anti-cruelty society. Leigh attended Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.