Jessica A Gentile is a partner in Heidrick Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the global CEO & Board of Directors and Technology & Services practices. She focuses on recruiting CEOs and directors for both private and public organizations of all sizes, from start-up to large-cap companies. She works with public and private boards in recruiting new directors and is as an advisor on major board restructuring and succession projects.
In addition to her board and CEO work, Jessica recruits senior executives across a range of technology sectors, including hardware, software and Software as a Service (SaaS), and cloud.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jessica spent several years in industry with EMC Documentum in Pleasanton, California. She began her career with FirstEnergy in Akron, Ohio at the height of industry deregulation.Education:
Jessica earned her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a BA in political science and history from Mercyhurst College.