Jessica A. Gentile


Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Jessica Gentile is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and is a member of the Global CEO & Board of Directors and Global Technology & Services Practices. She focuses on recruiting CEOs and directors for both private and public organizations, from start-up to large-cap companies.

Jessica works with both public and private boards in recruiting new directors as well as serving as an advisor on major board restructuring projects. She recruits senior executives across a wide range of technology sectors, including hardware, software/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.


Jessica received her bachelor’s in political science and history from Mercyhurst College, and her MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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