Jill Blackburn


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


Jill specializes in senior-level financial officer assignments (Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, investor relations, and treasury across myriad industries. In addition, she has conducted CEO, COO, and board assignments in the healthcare services industry, with a special interest in aging services. 


Prior to beginning her career in search, Jill led an international banking team in the Midwest for JP Morgan Chase, serving corporate clients across myriad industries. 


Jill spent 12 years at McDonald’s Corporation, holding leadership roles in franchise and supplier finance as well as corporate treasury. 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, Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing

Philanthropy and Service

Jill serves on the board of Chicago Sister Cities and is a member of the Chicago Executives Club and the Council on Global Affairs.