Jessica A. Gentile


Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Based in the firm’s Chicago Office, Jessica Gentile is a principal with Heidrick Struggles, and is a member of the Global CEO and Board of Directors Practice as well as the Global Technology & Services Practice.

Jessica focuses on recruiting CEOs and directors for both private and public organizations of all sizes, from start-up to large-cap companies. She actively works with public and private boards in recruiting new directors and also serves 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/SaaS and cloud.

Priorto joining Heidrick, 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.


Jessica graduated with a BA in political science and history from Mercyhurst College, and she earned her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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