Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice — Orlando | New York | London
Experience: 30 Years
Professional Qualifications

Board of Trustees, College of Business, Center for HR Managenment, Florida State University
Florida State University - Crimininology 1980. HRPS/SHRM, World at Work

Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership. Fran exclusively recruits HC and HR executives globally ranging from CHRO/CPO to top HC/HR leaders including senior level HR Business Partners and functional specialist across a wide variety of industry sectors and businesses. He has achieved unmatched results in meeting the growing demand for global HC/HR talent at multinational companies in every region of North America as well as Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Emerging Markets.

Well known in the Human Capital world, Fran has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, and HR Executive magazine discussing Human Capital and Human Resource issues. Prior to joining August Leadership, Fran led the HR Practice in the United States for two global executive search firms. He also has founded his own boutique executive search firm that exclusively recruited HC/HR talent globally. Before entering executive search, Fran held multiple assignments at IBM in a number of locations.

Fran currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Center for HR Management within the College of Business at Florida State University. He also served on the Board of Trustees and chaired the HR Committee at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. He has also been intimately involved with Best Buddies International and Special Olympics in New Jersey and Florida. Fran and his wife, Lauren and their family reside in Winter Park, Florida.

“Fran Luisi is an excellent executive recruiter. I have worked with Fran to find top HR talent in more than one company where I’ve worked as the head of HR. Fran is very strategic. He ensures that he understands the company’s culture; the goals of the company and the expectations for the role. He assimilates that information to determine the type of candidate who will bring the right skill set, experience and have the ability to be successful in the organization’s culture. I have also been a candidate of Fran. Fran ensures that I am fully prepared to understand the Company’s strategic goals; the culture of the organization and the requirements of the position. He has prepared me extraordinarily well for any interview; follows up for both my perspective and those conducting the interview. I highly recommend Fran for both searches and as a candidate.”

– Global Chief Talent Officer, FCB


“I have known Fran Luisi for many years but recently had a chance to work with him again and it reminded me how good it is to work with him. He is diligent, thoughtful, balanced and always professional. He does what he says he will do and he highly values his relationships. He treats both clients and candidates with the same level of professionalism and respect. His up front work with clients on job specs and thoughtful assessment of candidates is impressive. In addition to all of the above, it is a pleasure to work with him. He meets clients where they are and helps bring them along to the right place.”

– Chief of Staff at Driot Financial Technologies, LLC

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