Managing Director and COO

Amanda K. Brady

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Managing Director and COO

Amanda K. Brady

Amanda Brady, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, has 30 years of legal industry experience, including 20 years as a leading executive search consultant serving Am Law 100 law firms and major corporations. In addition to recruiting C-suite executives and board members, Ms. Brady also provides clients with market trend and operational intelligence. Her broad expertise encompasses all business services, including finance, marketing, business development, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. As COO, Ms. Brady manages The Alexander Group’s business operations and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Ms. Brady joined The Alexander Group in 2004 and held positions of increasing responsibility until 2014. From 2014 to 2019, she served as Global Practice Leader of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Law Firm Management Practice and as Managing Partner of MLA’s Houston office, and then as Chief Operating Officer of a national consumer defense law firm. She returned to TAG in 2021.

Ms. Brady was elected a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management in 2017 and was named one of Lawdragon’s “100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists” for 2016 – 2019. She holds a Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma® and serves as a Scholar in Residence of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute’s PI, PM, and P+ Ecosystem™ certification programs.

"What I think makes The Alexander Group really special is truly the people."

Education

  • The George Washington University

    Master's Degree, Law Firm Management

  • University of Houston

    Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, summa cum laude

Industry Experience

Legal and Professional Services
Non-Profit
Energy

What do you do to de-stress or have fun?

Fun requires movement, and in my case that means dancing. Fortunately, I married a man with a sailboat who likes to dance. Our favorites are West Coast Swing and Country and Western, with a little Cumbia and Salsa thrown in.

What's the highest compliment a client has given to you?

“We had unexpected challenges last year but we have an outstanding C-suite, and it is really paying off in the crisis. Thank you for that.”

What do you love about your work?

Helping people sleep better at night. The opportunity…and responsibility…to help guide clients and candidates as they make critical decisions impacting the personal and professional lives of themselves and others. High-achievers often want a clear path; an obvious decision. There is rarely only one right answer. Sometimes it’s a matter of helping others work through questions and concerns to identify the risk worth taking.

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