Patti Clauss

At Williams Sonoma, Inc. Patti is responsible for Executive Search globally.  She has more than 18 years with the company and has hired for all areas within the organization in partnership with the Executive Leadership Team.

Patti has been helping companies evaluate and hire talent for over 30 years. She began her career in the staffing industry consulting with businesses addressing 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 retail clients. After hundreds of successful hires of executives, designers, and merchants over several years with the company, she moved to San Francisco to join Williams Sonoma, Inc. (WSI). Patti has been a part of different organizations within WSI including DE&I, Future of Work, and the WS Foundation.

She is currently an active member of the “TAG” board within the National Retail Federation.  Previously she served on the Board of Advisors at SCAD, Atlanta Campus and spent two years as Board President of a small Arts Council.

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

Patti Clauss
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