Jill Blackburn


Jill Blackburn is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Healthcare Technology practices.


Jill combines her executive search experience in the healthcare industry with a background in banking, treasury, and corporate finance to identify executive leaders who will make an impact.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jill led a healthcare services practice for another executive search firm recruiting senior C-suite leaders and board members.

Before her career in search, Jill was an executive director at J.P. Morgan Chase, working with U.S.-based multinational clients across industries, including healthcare and life sciences. Previously, she spent 12 years at McDonald’s Corporation in domestic and international finance leadership roles. In addition to her time in corporate roles, she was a partner in a personal finance mobile app.


University of Notre Dame, MBA

Miami University, Oxford, OH, Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing

Philanthropy and Service

Jill serves on the board of Chicago Sister Cities and is an active member of Chicago’s Executive Club, The Council on Global Affairs, and Medtech Women.