Claire Simier

Managing Principal, Simier Partners LLC
WIF Strategic Advisor, USA East Coast

Claire Simier is the Founder and Managing Principal of Simier Partners, a strategic advisory firm partnering with organizations, C-suite executives and boards to develop global talent and achieve success.

Claire has served as a principal advisor and thought partner to senior leaders in the financial, legal, technology, healthcare, government, consumer goods, and real estate industries. She has designed, developed and implemented strategies for organizations facing international competition and assisted executives achieving dynamic change. Her areas of expertise are assisting clients facing cross-cultural challenges, and in building and managing effective boards.

Prior to founding Simier Partners, Claire was the Managing Director to the Global Chairman and Corporate Secretary of the Global Board of the law firm DLA Piper, where she was deeply involved in organizational growth, talent management, crisis management, business development, corporate governance, executive communications, and partner recruiting and performance. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Claire worked as a Marketing Leader at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Claire also served as Deputy Director of Communications to the NYC Housing Commissioner and Press Attaché to the French Consul General and Ambassador in NY.

Claire is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business coaches. Claire has served on the boards of directors of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She is a former president council member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France. In addition to serving as Strategic Advisor for the Women Initiative Foundation (WIF), Claire serves as an executive mentor for WIF’s Transatlantic Mentoring Program. She regularly speaks on women’s executive leadership panels, including for the Stanford Women Entrepreneurs Program and American Chamber of Commerce, France.

Claire graduated from the External Coach Intensive Program at Columbia University. She graduated from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse, attended the University of Bordeaux, School of Law, and received her B.A. from Marymount College. She is a native French speaker.