VP, Marketing & Corporate Development

About Jennifer Nelson

Jen Nelson is Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development at Ward Howell. She is responsible for leading and managing Ward Howell USA’s marketing efforts, including business development, brand strategy, thought leadership, practice initiatives, strategic partnerships and media relations. Jen also manages partner recruiting and onboarding as the head of corporate development for Ward Howell USA.

Jen brings more than 20 years of experience in the executive search industry. Prior to joining Ward Howell, she spent over 15 years as a senior member of the marketing team at Heidrick & Struggles. Jen’s responsibilities at Heidrick covered all facets of the marketing and communications function, most recently developing and executing a strategic marketing plan for the Global CEO & Board Practice. Previously, Jen was marketing director at CT Partners. Earlier in her career, she was a member of the communications team for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.

Jen holds a BS in business management with a concentration in marketing from the State University of New York at Geneseo.



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