We started with 0 clients,
1 phone, and a big vision.

Helen Lao, Founder, President, & Chief Talent Officer

Helen Lao, Founder, President, & Chief Talent Officer


After 15 years in corporate human resources, Helen Lao had a vision for a better way to find talent and balance being a mom.  So in 2010, she founded ClearPath, an executive recruitment firm that reimagined the way organizations find next-level talent.

ClearPath's first hires were all stay-at-home-moms who were professionals in their pasts, and looking for ways to contribute.  Helen empowered them to get back in the game, work on their own terms, and in many cases, actually become the breadwinners for their families.

Over the past six years, Helen and her team have reinvented the recruitment model and leveraged technology to find better candidates faster, and to empower women to "have it all."

Today, ClearPath has twenty team members in the United States from coast to coast.  We've worked with hundreds of the nation's top retailers, restaurants, and franchises.  And we continue to innovate on how to make executive recruiting more efficient and effective for companies of all sizes and stages.