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Mercedes LeGrand

Partner & Head, Global Aerospace, Defense, & Security Practice


Mercedes LeGrand is a Partner & Head of Odgers Berndtson’s Aerospace, Defense & National Security Practice, based out of the Washington office.  She draws from her direct industry experience to find game-changing leaders for her F1000 public, private, and PE-backed clients at the Board, CEO, and C-suite level across a variety of functions.  

Mercedes has 20 years’ experience consulting and recruiting in the Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, and Security sector.   In addition, she has been active in the Digital Transformation and Diversity & Inclusion practices in previous positions. Mercedes has been recognized by ExecutiveBiz as a Top 10 GovCon Recruiter. 

Mercedes has an MBA from both Columbia Business School and London Business School. She received a B.A. in Government and International Politics from George Mason University. Mercedes is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in the cities of Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia.

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