Maeve Clifford | Sr. Research Associate

Maeve has a unique blend of experience that enables her to provide exceptionally targeted market research for our projects, thus providing a solid foundation upon which we can ensure the very best possible outcomes for our clients. Her background includes fundraising, financial operations and executive search, and spans the nonprofit, for-profit, and higher education sectors.

Prior to joining Talent Citizen, Maeve served as Development Manager with DSST Public Schools—a STEM-focused charter school network in Denver, CO—where she led and managed key fundraising initiatives as well as external communications systems.

Prior to her work at DSST, Maeve built and led research operations for a startup boutique executive search firm in Boulder, CO. There she recruited and managed a team of researchers, identified top tier talent, and provided competitive intelligence for Fortune 500 clients, while also vetting select candidates and lending significant support to business development operations. She launched her executive search work with an internship in the Healthcare division of global search firm Russell Reynolds.

Earlier in her career, Maeve worked at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in a financial management role. She oversaw all financial operations, which included ensuring the appropriate spending of over 100 mostly-restricted endowed funds, for the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, a special collections organization that documents the lives of women of the past and present. While there she played an active role in the Library’s strategic planning process, oversaw all grant making activities, and worked closely with the Directors, Advisory Board, and Development team at the Radcliffe Institute to help ensure continued financial support. Maeve also assisted with the acquisition of several outstanding manuscript collections and was a member of the Exhibits Committee.

Maeve began her career in historical preservation and academic research and holds a B.A. in American History from Wellesley College.