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Patti Clauss


Vice President, Global & Executive Talent Acquisition
Williams - Sonoma, Inc.
Patti Clauss, Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, Williams Sonoma Inc. has been helping companies evaluate talent and hire for over 25 years. Patti began her career in the staffing industry consulting with businesses on their immediate and future needs. After many years of being the top in her field in Seattle for a leading search firm, she was hired away by one of her clients, Eddie Bauer. After hundreds of successful hires of executives, designers, and merchants over several years with the company, she eventually moved to San Francisco to join Williams Sonoma Inc and their host of brands.

At Williams Sonoma Patti was brought in to support the Pottery Barn brands, with over a decade of time with the company she has hired executives and support staff for all facets of the overall business. She now heads up all of their Global expansion as it relates to talent, Executive search, as well as manages a small team that supports the field for all brands across the country.

She currently sits on the Board of Advisors at SCAD, Atlanta campus, is a contributor in the recently released book “Students in High Gear”, and a member of the “TAG” group within the NRF.

Patti has a BA in English with a minor in Philosophy.

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Friday Jan 12
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1

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