Hardesty Adds Amanda Clauss as Managing Director Leading Aerospace and Defense Practice

Apr 14, 2016

IRVINE, Calif., April 1, 2016 — National Executive Services firm Hardesty, LLC has named Amanda Clauss, former Vice President of Boyle Ogata Bregman Executive Search of Irvine, California (BOB Search) as Managing Director and Practice Leader in its Aerospace and Defense Practice. The practice will provide executive search, interim placement, and advisory services to both local and national aerospace and defense companies. Clauss will be based in Hardesty’s headquarters in Irvine, California and their Los Angeles offices.
“Amanda is an experienced technical recruiter with a vast network in the A&D world and is an expert at finding top talent in record time,” said Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC.  “Our plan is to focus regionally first and take advantage of the deep A&D marketplace in California and expand our services to larger national players. We have developed significant A&D experience over the past 15 years, but Amanda’s experience takes us to an entirely new level”.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Hardesty’s national team of executives and partners and love having their expanded capabilities at my disposal. The firm understands what is important – quality and speed. Hardesty can deploy talent immediately while conducting a search or initiate the search process and source quickly.  Hardesty delivers results without the overly complex paperwork and process that slows down hiring.  My clients have ranged from middle market to large OEM’s in just about every functional role imaginable within A&D. My specialty is those hard to find “purple squirrels” which require special subject matter knowledge and techniques to find,” said Clauss.
Clauss is a retained executive search veteran having touched every aspect of the business from marketing to best internal practices. She has built a vast network in the aerospace, defense and high-tech manufacturing industries placing Director, VP, and C-level roles across multiple functions. Amanda’s focus has included aerospace, defense, national and homeland security, and industrial / high-tech manufacturing. She has proven skills handling multiple priorities, establishing productive relationship-driven networks, and delivering impactful results to her clients.
Amanda is the current Vice President and Founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of the nationally recognized association of Women In Defense (WID-GLAC).  WID is a national security organization affiliated with NDIA, which cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. Amanda also sits on several committees focused on helping female executives by providing professional development, connections and mentorship.
Clauss earned a B.A. in Communications with honors from California State University, Monterey Bay. She also holds an M.B.A from Argosy University. She resides in Long Beach, California.