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Meg Ambrose - The Lancer Group. La Jolla, CA, US

Meg Ambrose

Partner | The Lancer Group


A recognized expert in Global Technology and Services.





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Meg Ambrose rejoined the Lancer Group after 11+ years as a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, where she ran the Global Technology & Services Practice across Asia Pacific. She was also responsible for the Chief Information Officer function for the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to her return to Australia in 2008, Meg was based in New York & Toronto working as part of Heidrick’s Private Equity Practice. She was the Managing Partner of the Tokyo office for five years, working extensively with private equity clients and major financial firms such as Citigroup, Ripplewood Holdings, Permira, Cerberus, Shinsei Bank, Aozora Bank, Ernst & Young and CBRE.

Meg’s early career was spent at Heidrick & Struggles in Tokyo, Lancer Group in San Francisco and Ramsey/Beirne Associates in New York, where she recruited executives during the Internet boom in the mid to late 1990s.

Meg has a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland University, Australia and a Master’s Degree from Hiroshima University, Japan.

Industry Expertise (5)

Business Services

VC and Private Equity

Staffing and Recruiting

Executive Search

Information Technology and Services

Areas of Expertise (7)

Marketing & Advertising

Private Equity Recruiting

Private Equity Search

Executive Recruiting

Operating Partners

Information Technology and Services


Education (2)

Hiroshima University: M.Sc., Economics 1996

The University of Queensland: B.A., Journalism & Japanese 1992

Media Appearances (2)

Boards Increasingly Monitor Bench Strength of the Tech Team

The Wall Street Journal  online


Directors are increasingly making it their business to monitor the development of technology talent at the companies where they serve on the board. Chief information officers update their boards regularly about training, diversity initiatives and bench strength in the IT group, sometimes going as far as providing a dashboard of metrics on hiring, turnover and employee satisfaction. Succession planning for the CIO job also makes the board agenda. Typically, boards get involved in staffing issues “where there is a big transformation or a whole lot of money going to be spent,” said Meg Ambrose, a partner at The Lancer Group, an executive recruiter. “These are strategic issues where the board could be accountable if something goes wildly wrong,” she said.

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Visa Hires 1,000 Tech Professionals, Reduces Reliance on Outside Contractors

The Wall Street Journal  online


Visa Inc. is about halfway to hiring the 2,000 technology professionals it intends to add by 2017, a goal set a year ago as the company works to improve and expand its digital financial services...

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