Courtney Hughes-O’Connell

Founder & Principal

High-energy and transformative organizational strategist known for identifying, developing, and executing talent strategies that protect company value during M&A events by harnessing the power of people.

Dynamic and collaborative with a sharp ability to solve problems, Courtney brings over 20 years of experience as an executive HR leader within multiple sectors.From her role as a change agent to her uncanny ability to identify risks & opportunities, Courtney has been able to help institutions create and protect deal value by driving employee retention and productivity.

With a successful corporate career in her past, Courtney took the leap of faith to pursue her passion and founded Bamboo Leader Group (BLG) in 2022. At BLG she works with leaders in the middle market to anticipate and manage people-relate risk associated with M&A disruption.