Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
Jean is a partner in the New York office of Heidrick & Struggles.
Drawing on early experience as a communications professional, her search practice focuses on the communications function – spanning broadly to include roles in Corporate Communications/Reputation Management, Investor Relations, Employee Communications and Government Affairs as well as Marketing and Marketing Communications. She has worked on global assignments across industries and within organizations that range from Fortune 500 companies to game-changing growth companies. As such, she has a broad view of communications and talent as well as of how different profiles tend to adapt within different environments.
Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jean served as head of professional recruiting at Merrill Lynch – a role that included matrix management of all recruiting activity for the firm’s core businesses in North America as well as direct leadership of an executive search function charged with filling key functional roles across the organization. Earlier she was with global communications firm Hill & Knowlton and held senior communications roles within The Walt Disney Company and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Jean has an MA in education from Harvard University and a BA in psychology from Eckerd College.