An executive search consultant for more than 20 years, Jennifer was a founder and the former leader of Spencer Stuart’s Education & Social Impact Practice, during which time the size and reach of the practice expanded dramatically. A former management consultant, she is trained to develop a nuanced understanding of client organizations. As a result, she has become a trusted adviser to nonprofit organizations – particularly their boards and CEOs – as well as to C-level talent, helping all parties navigate critical senior leadership transitions. Her multi-sector background provides Jennifer with unique insight into how to find unexpected, innovative leaders who can have outsize positive impact on the organizations they serve.


Jennifer has specialized experience in:

  • CEO succession and search
  • Boards of directors
  • Leadership assessment
  • Organizational culture
  • Higher education
  • Philanthropy and impact investing
  • Scientific research and development
  • Arts and culture
  • Global relief and development
  • Finance and operations


Recent work

  • Supporting the work of the boards and faculties at top-ranked universities, colleges and scientific research institutes in identifying and successfully recruiting their senior most academic and administrative leaders
  • Working closely with the boards of some of the most impactful philanthropic organizations to identify and recruit both presidents and trustees
  • Advising some of the most influential cultural organizations in New York City and beyond during periods of significant leadership transition

Previous experience

  • Partner at another global executive search firm
  • Strategy and financial leadership roles at global corporations
  • Strategy consultant at a global consulting firm


  • Master’s from the School of Management at Yale University
  • A.B. in government and economics from Smith College

Practice Areas