Jimmy Prencipe


Jimmy Prencipe is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston office based in Northwest Arkansas. He leads the global agribusiness sector and is a member of the Industrial and Consumer Markets practices.


Leveraging a consultative approach developed over 15 years in executive search, assessment, and corporate human resources, Jimmy leads Heidrick & Struggles’ global agribusiness sector, which spans segments such as crop protection, flavors, fragrances and ingredients, commodities trading, processing and distribution, farming and AgTech.

He focuses on C-suite, business unit, and senior functional searches for publicly-traded, family-owned, and private equity- and venture capital-backed companies. 

Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Jimmy led people operations at Tyson Foods with a team of 1,400 people focusing on talent acquisition, total rewards, learning & development, HR technology, and analytics.

Earlier in his career, Jimmy worked in the industrial practice of a global executive search firm and in the executive recruiting function at Walmart. 


Tennessee Temple University, Bachelor of Science Degree in History

Philanthropy and Service

While serving in the United States Marine Corps and the US Navy Reserve, he concluded a 10-month active-duty deployment with the Navy in 2009, serving as an all-source intelligence analyst with a task force in Iraq.