Lauren Unterseher, Business Relationship Manager

Lauren Unterseher, Business Relationship Manager

Lauren has over ten years of traditional finance experience, having spent most of her career in the mergers and acquisitions space. She initially valued companies for gifts and estates, transactions, succession planning, and litigation. She then worked at a boutique investment bank specializing in ESOPs. Most recently Lauren worked in transaction advisory services. Throughout her career she has blended technical expertise with her easy professionalism, which lends itself very well to recruiting in the accounting and finance space. Lauren loves traveling with her husband, studying fashion and interior design, and working out.

If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?

I would be one of three things: the Head of Finance for LVMH, own an interior design firm, or own a dog rescue called, Lucky Dog Ranch, where all doggies get a home.

What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?

Persistency and professionalism payoff and don’t go unnoticed…it’s the long-game.

What is your mantra?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

How do you get yourself out of a slump?

Exercise, self-care, and a trip to Arizona to see my family…Oh, and a little retail therapy never hurt anyone.

What companies or leaders do you admire?

Throughout my career, the leaders I’ve admired the most are the ones that get business done, but 1.) treat everyone equally, 2.) prioritize both their family and their health, and 3.) still manage to have fun and enjoy life.

What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?

Unequivocally, COVID shifted the landscape in making remote work more acceptable and “the norm” in some cases. This is multifaceted in that it allowed companies to have a wider geographic reach in their search for talent, allowed for contractors and employees to have more flexibility and control over their schedules, and enabled companies to utilize work-from-home as an employee benefit for retention.

Who has been most instrumental in your career?

My former boss and now dear friend, Lynn Korsman, has been the most instrumental in my career. She introduced me to the world of consulting. She’s also been my biggest advocate and trusted source of advice over the years. A true class act.

What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?

Growing up in Arizona, I’d have to say I revert back to margaritas and Mexican food when celebration calls.


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