Kristin Luu joins our firm as Partner in Digital Practice

Written by Sydney on November 2, 2016


Veteran executive recruiter heads Chicago office


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2016 – The Buffkin Group – a leading national retained search firm – has named Kristin Luu partner in the firm’s digital practice division. Luu will head the firm’s new Chicago office.


“Kristin is a seasoned executive search professional and has a depth of recruiting experience in both the digital and agency space,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of The Buffkin Group. “We are excited to welcome her to The Buffkin Group team as she will add depth and strength in the Digital Practice, one of the highest growth practices in the firm.   She will also open and lead the Chicago office, a city rich in digital and agency opportunities.”


“The Buffkin Group is such a thriving executive search platform, with years of experience and talented executive thought leadership,” said Luu. “I look forward to joining this team in continuing their work of partnering with clients as talent consultants. As the digital landscape grows, the opportunities to work with global clients to develop and build their digital effectiveness will grow exponentially.”


Prior to The Buffkin Group, Luu served as the founding partner at Red Wagon Search. At Red Wagon, Luu performed executive search and consulting for brands such as Razorfish, Interbrand,  BBDO, Periscope, Northwestern University and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Prior to Red Wagon, Luu served as chief talent officer for Manifest, a national digital marketing agency, reporting directly to the chief executive officer. Her responsibilities at Manifest included executive search, executive coaching, succession planning, talent inventory, talent mapping and Hogan personality assessments.


About The Buffkin Group


The Buffkin Group is a retained search firm focusing in health care, technology, digital media, digital marketing and financial services. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, the firm’s partners have more than 100 years of search experience and more than 110 years of industry experience. The Buffkin Group serves public, private, venture and private equity backed companies. Office locations include Nashville, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., with affiliate offices in San Francisco and London. The company is a member of Panorama Search, a global federation of executive search firms. The Buffkin Group’s health care practice has been named the 20th largest health care search practice by Modern Healthcare – and is the largest Nashville health care search firm. To learn more about The Buffkin Group, visit